Arg-e Bam was the largest adobe building in the world, located in Bam, a city in the Kermān Province of southeastern Iran. The entire building was a large fortress dating to at least 500 BC. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Tomb of Darius l the Great, reign BCE. The Achaemenid dynasty or the Persian Empire (not the same lineage as Islamic Persia) extended from Egypt in the west to the Indus River in the east. The Royal Road connected 111 stations to each other.
Persepolis, Iran - Persepolis, meaning "city of Persians", was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of city of Shiraz in Fars Province in Iran. The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BCE
The Unfinished Gate's bulls face the bulls on the either corner of northern side of the Throne Hall in perfect symmetry. In this photo, the western most bull in front of the north-western corner of the Throne Hall.
The Anahita Temple in Kangavar, Iran is Hellenistic in character, and yet displays Persian architectural designs. Both its date of construction and its function are disputed. Construction occurred between 200 BC and 2 AD.