Depiction of an Achaemenid queen. National Museum of Iran
Achaemenid Gold Appliques
Gold appliques from the Oxus Treasure. Achaemenid Period (550-330 BCE). British Museum.
Achaemenid Royal Tombs
Tombs of the Achaemenid kings of Darius I, Xerxes I and Artaxerxes I at Naqsh-e Rostam.
Achaemenid Silver Figurine
Cast silver statuette of a nude youth from the Oxus Treasure. Achaemenid Period (550-330 BCE) British Museum
Achaemenid Gold Scabbard
Ceremonial gold scabbard from the Oxus treasure. Achaemenid Period (550-330 BCE). British Museum.
Achaemenid Votive Plaques
Votive gold plaques from the Oxus Treasure. Achaemenid Period (550-330 BCE) British Museum
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The Persian Wars: Ancient Greece vs. the Achaemenid Persian Empire
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Gold fitting depicting a woman wearing a Persian robe and diadem. 6th-4th century BCE, Iran.
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