Photographer's Note

The locatin is right behind the Imperial tombs behind Naqshe Rostam.(Take a look at Peace upon u).
This is the eternal resting place of Xerxes,my favourite king of the ancient world. Xerxes I (Persian Khshayarsha) (circa 519-465 bc), king of Persia (486-465 bc), the son of Darius I and Atossa (flourished 6th century bc), daughter of Cyrus the Great. Ascending the throne upon the death of his father, he subdued a rebellion in Egypt, and then spent three years preparing a great fleet and army to punish the Greeks for aiding the Ionian cities in 498 bc and for their victory over the Persians at Marathon in 490 bc. The Greek historian Herodotus gives as the combined strength of Xerxes’ land and naval forces the incredible total of 2,641,610 warriors, but it was probably between 200,000 and 300,000.
Xerxes was olso known for his great passion for art .
This quote is from Xerxes:
"I am moved to pity, when I think of the brevity of human life, seeing that of all this host of men not one will still be alive in a hundred years' time."

But he never knew he was eternal in the mind and heart of all true Persians...

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Asana Mashouf (asanak) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 421 W: 0 N: 328] (1972)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2006-03-17
  • Categories: Natura
  • Camera: Canon G3
  • Esposizione: f/4.5, 1/1250 secondi
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  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale
  • Date Submitted: 2006-04-24 10:20
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