Unformatted text preview: consisting of reception/audience halls, palaces and a treasury all serving to display symbolic power and the actual booty from conquered nations. The Main Gateway to the complex was decorated with Mesopotamian man/ bull guardian creatures on the gateposts. Images of officials, soldiers and people bring tributes are also found throughout the complex. This elaborate decoration of exterior wall surfaces throughout the complex includes the entry stair to the palaces which is carved in low relief friezes of guards/subjects that seem to be moving in procession thru space....
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- Fall '08
- Ancient Greece, HERA, Achaemenid Empire, Darius I of Persia, Tholos Palace Apadana