Gate of All Nations, Persepolis

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Carole Raddato
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published on 01 November 2021

The east side of the Gate of All Nations (also known as the Gate of Xerxes) in Persepolis (Iran), built by Xerxes I (r. 486-465 BCE). The gate was flanked by two monumental statues of lamassu, winged bulls with human heads, who were thought to ward off evil.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2021, November 01). Gate of All Nations, Persepolis. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14775/gate-of-all-nations-persepolis/

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