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  1. Persian / Achaemenid Empire, united by Cyrus the Great, 559-530

  2. Tomb of Cyrus, Pasargardae, 529 BCE

  3. Behistun, inscription in Old Persian, Elamite, Babylonian: Darius’ succession in 522 BCE

  4. Persepolis, with royal staircase & throne room

  5. Persepolis, royal staircase

  6. Persepolis: apadana (throne room)

  7. Persepolis, north staircase, Darius, Xerxes and Mede nobleman offering proskynesis:προσπίπτων προσκυνέει τὸν ἕτερον (Hdt. 1.134.1)