An illustration of a hieroglyphic depicting captive insurgents being brought before Darius.

Captive Insurgents Brought Before Darius

An illustration of a hieroglyphic depicting captive insurgents being brought before Darius.

"The Tomb of Darius, cut in the cliff at Nakshi Rustam, near Persepolis." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Darius

"The Tomb of Darius, cut in the cliff at Nakshi Rustam, near Persepolis." — The Encyclopedia Britannica,…

Darius, the Persian king. Above, the symbol of Ormuzd.

Darius

Darius, the Persian king. Above, the symbol of Ormuzd.

"Here [Darius] was assassinated by Bessus, the satrap of Bactria. He was discovered by Alexander in a dying condition by the roadside. He asked for a cup of water, thanked the giver, and died. And with him died the Empire of the Persians."—Ridpath, 1885

Alexander Discovers the Body of Darius

"Here [Darius] was assassinated by Bessus, the satrap of Bactria. He was discovered by Alexander in…

"Part of the Rock-cut facade of the Tomb of Darius." —D'Anvers, 1895

Rock-cut facade

"Part of the Rock-cut facade of the Tomb of Darius." —D'Anvers, 1895

Soldiers of the Persian bodyguard. From frieze in the audience hall of Darius at Susa.

Persian Soldiers

Soldiers of the Persian bodyguard. From frieze in the audience hall of Darius at Susa.