Persepolis - Private Palace of Darius I (Tachara Palace)

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Persepolis - Tachara (Palace of Darius I)، Kufic inscription carved in during Azad ad-Dowla the Daylamid


The Tachara (meaning 'winter palace') of Darius-it is so called in the trilingual inscription on its southern door jambs -is on a platform about 2 m. higher than the Apadana immediately to its north. This alone of all the other palaces on the platform has windows facing south from a portico with two rows of pillars.

Persepolis - Tachara (Palace of Darius I)، inscription carved in during Qajar Era


The Tachara (meaning 'winter palace') of Darius-it is so called in the trilingual inscription on its southern door jambs -is on a platform about 2 m. higher than the Apadana immediately to its north. This alone of all the other palaces on the platform has windows facing south from a portico with two rows of pillars.

Persepolis - Tachara (Palace of Darius I)، south-west pilaster


The Tachara (meaning 'winter palace') of Darius-it is so called in the trilingual inscription on its southern door jambs -is on a platform about 2 m. higher than the Apadana immediately to its north. This alone of all the other palaces on the platform has windows facing south from a portico with two rows of pillars. The original entrance to this small palace was by the two flights of steps on the south side.

Persepolis - Tachara (Palace of Darius I)، south-west pilaster


The Tachara (meaning 'winter palace') of Darius-it is so called in the trilingual inscription on its southern door jambs -is on a platform about 2 m. higher than the Apadana immediately to its north. This alone of all the other palaces on the platform has windows facing south from a portico with two rows of pillars. The original entrance to this small palace was by the two flights of steps on the south side.

Persepolis - Tachara (Palace of Darius I)، relief of the western doorway


The Tachara (meaning 'winter palace') of Darius-it is so called in the trilingual inscription on its southern door jambs -is on a platform about 2 m. higher than the Apadana immediately to its north. This alone of all the other palaces on the platform has windows facing south from a portico with two rows of pillars. The original entrance to this small palace was by the two flights of steps on the south side.

Persepolis - Tachara (Palace of Darius I)، relief of the western doorway


The Tachara (meaning 'winter palace') of Darius-it is so called in the trilingual inscription on its southern door jambs -is on a platform about 2 m. higher than the Apadana immediately to its north. This alone of all the other palaces on the platform has windows facing south from a portico with two rows of pillars. The original entrance to this small palace was by the two flights of steps on the south side.

Persepolis - Tachara (Palace of Darius I)، north-west doorway، King in combat with a composite figure of a winged bull-lion-raven-scorpion


The "evil" is either shown as a bull-monster being killed by the king، or a composite figure of a winged bull-lion-raven-scorpion. The position of the king and beast are of significance and indicate the use of the rooms. It can also be argued that the "monsters" with which the king contends are really constellations and relate astrologically to dates on which the rooms were used.

Persepolis - Tachara (Palace of Darius I)، north-west doorway، King in combat with a composite figure of a winged bull-lion-raven-scorpion


The "evil" is either shown as a bull-monster being killed by the king، or a composite figure of a winged bull-lion-raven-scorpion. The position of the king and beast are of significance and indicate the use of the rooms. It can also be argued that the "monsters" with which the king contends are really constellations and relate astrologically to dates on which the rooms were used.

Persepolis - Tachara (Palace of Darius I)، north-west doorway، King in combat with a composite figure of a winged bull-lion-raven-scorpion


The "evil" is either shown as a bull-monster being killed by the king، or a composite figure of a winged bull-lion-raven-scorpion. The position of the king and beast are of significance and indicate the use of the rooms. It can also be argued that the "monsters" with which the king contends are really constellations and relate astrologically to dates on which the rooms were used.

Persepolis - Tachara (Palace of Darius I)، north-west doorway، King in combat with a composite figure of a winged bull-lion-raven-scorpion


The "evil" is either shown as a bull-monster being killed by the king، or a composite figure of a winged bull-lion-raven-scorpion. The position of the king and beast are of significance and indicate the use of the rooms. It can also be argued that the "monsters" with which the king contends are really constellations and relate astrologically to dates on which the rooms were used.

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