Hirayama Ikuo Painting Work
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The Ruins of Persepolis Iran

  • Hirayama Ikuo
  • 1995
  • Water color
  • 37.0×28.0cm

Hirayama Ikuo said,"the prosperous Persepolis,the capital of Achaemenian Dynasty, was built during the reign from Darius I the Great to Arta xerxes III. There are relics lying at about 1,000 kilometres south of Tehran. To the right of the front is the place where Darius I the Great granted an audience, and on the front is the ruins of hundreds of columns. In 331 B.C., Alexander the Great set fire to destroy it. Many columns and monster engravings at the site fell to the ground.