Capital of a column from the audience hall of the palace of Darius I, Susa


This massive capital is very different from those of Greece, and suggests the frightening power of the Persian Empire.

Capital of a column from the audience hall of the palace of Darius I, Susa, c. 510 B.C.E., Achaemenid, Tell of the Apadana, Susa, Iran (Musée du Louvre, Paris)


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Cite this page as: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris, "Capital of a column from the audience hall of the palace of Darius I, Susa," in Smarthistory, December 14, 2015, accessed December 15, 2019, https://smarthistory.org/capital-of-a-column-from-the-audience-hall-of-the-palace-of-darius-i-susa/.