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Persepolis of the Persians by Persians Persepolis of the Persians by Persians
Persepolis took 180 years to build. It took much precision and art to get it right.

A Persian treasury official, dressed in the traditional royal robe of the Persians inspects the work of an artist. The sculpture is a six-foot high statue of a bull that will serve as the capital for a 60-foot high structure at the Persepolis palace complex.

Another official stands back and assesses the proportions of the carvings.
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SelkisFritz Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really a good job!
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GoldenFalchion Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This pic is very great, Im a big fan from ancient persian history and zoroastrism !

But I have a question: Do you know how their "hats" are called ? Do they have a special name ?

khdahafez !
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Sebistara Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gods, this is really awesome!
Always like the ancient persian art.
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Magian11 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
wow that is awesome. thank you for bringing to light this important piece of persian history
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:iconmangoisa:
mangoisa Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
Amazing!
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:iconbab-jane:
BaB-Jane Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
You've been featured in my latest journal: [link]

:love: :huggle:
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:iconmamc1986:
mamc1986 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Wow the Persians where good looking! :)
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:iconreezy74:
reezy74 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
kheili kheili kheili & kheili alie, afarin! damet garm! kheili ghashange! baz hadde aghal shomaha yechizaii mikeshino chesho gooshe mardomo baz mikonin va neshooneshoon midin ke parsie vagheii ki boode!
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silverboy Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
very beautiful ! thanks
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:iconlordeeas:
lordeeas Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Kheili Yale...
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:iconbabakkhademi:
babakkhademi Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Professional
Yeke Yeki Refigh!!
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:iconkill-m3-s0ftly:
KiLL-M3-S0FTLY Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
درود بر تو رفیق ، کارت عالیه
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:iconmmha-85:
mmha-85 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
fogholadas!!! :heart:
tabrik migam...
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:iconvahshat:
vahshat Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
خیلی ردیف شده... دمت گرم... بازم از این کارها بکن...
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:iconrefugeespride78:
RefugeesPride78 Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
persian culture will never die!ayval kheili kare eshghiye!:clap:
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hobo343 Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
mad skills
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:iconiranica:
Iranica Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008
قشنگه پسر/دخمر
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:iconamirskip4life:
amirskip4life Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
خیلی زیباست
کارهای به این شکل خیلی کمه
چون در نظام مقدس ! جمهوری اسلامی این چیزها ارزشی نداره
این کار چگونه درست شده و کار کیه؟
باز هم از این جور عکس ها از تخت جمشید دارید؟
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:iconbehruz220:
behruz220 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008   Interface Designer
in akso chetori va az che saiti gerefti?
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:iconwds78:
WDS78 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
who is the artist that made this?
can you put the links, of the persons that submit the pieces, in the description?
thanks. :)
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:icongolara:
golara Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008   Interface Designer
BeSSSSSSSSSSSSSST
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Irdabama Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
Nice surprise this image, sure.
The colours are fantastic and also the scene; I love it because it´s not dealing with kings or greeks (which are the common theme of the achaemenid empire that we are used to see). And the bull is very realistic too; it would be great to find more images like this one.
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ha3hem Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007
Like it.
Doost daram ino.
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:iconpsyxxarts:
PSYXXARTS Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
stunning drawings! did U actually draw some parts of this?
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:iconredtriangle:
Redtriangle Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007  Student Digital Artist
This is beautiful! Beautiful to have a visual on the one of the ancient civilizations.
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bahador89 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007  Student General Artist
the most beautiful image
ive seen
so far
tks.
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TH3-NAMELESS Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
Be Omide Roozi Ke Dobare Iran Be azemat Gozashtash Beresad . JAVID IRAN VA NEZHADE ARYAN .
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:iconll759ll:
ll759ll Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007   Photographer
Proud of bein Persian :)

Javid Irane Ziba :D

luvly pic
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:iconsamrahimi:
samrahimi Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007  Student
salam
kheili zibast
payande iran...
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:iconyoroba:
yoroba Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006   Digital Artist
My god, this is good...
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:iconsefid:
sefid Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my chiz :D eyvaaaaaaaaaaal !
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jaakobou Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006
wow. beautiful
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:iconjmsnooks:
jmsnooks Featured By Owner May 11, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply Amazing. What was the source used for costume reference?
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:iconpedram:
Pedram Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006
g00d j0b
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DreamingBird Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2006   Interface Designer
It looks cool ! Good job !
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Alborzka Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2006
Good job!
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Persians Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2006
The bull had horns back then, but the bull here was copied from a photograph..
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Paleo-King Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
From what I know of the archaeology, the bull's horns were made of metal and most likely gold-plated (the technology for gold plating using electrolyte cell was invented by ancient Persians). So basically there was an assembly line of sculptors to make these bulls with square holes to insert the "root" of the horn and ear pieces, which were iron bolts similar to the ones used to clasp the stone blocks of the palace floor together. The whole palace was basically pre-fabbed and the parts were mass-produced/mass-carved and some parts were pre-designed, paid for and then transported from very far away. This modular technology was totally unknown to either the Greeks or the Babylonians. The only nation at the time that had similar level of construction methods was China.

The real novel thing at the time is that every worker was paid for their work in gold, and there are tablets that still exist preserving the payroll records. None of them were slaves or forced labor.
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udrite Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2006
It's a nice copy. Good job.

Do you know how old that photograph is? (The one from which the bull was copied)
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udrite Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2006
A bull? Where are the horns? I mean, were the bulls horn-less in that time? How old is this?
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totemica Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2006
This is really a great work. :)
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Lecithin Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2006
Great piece of art! It spreads the charme of these films from the 50's/60's! :)
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spine399 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2006
How did you create this peice? It looks like the sculpture is a photo and the men are painted? Looks good :D
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Masklin8 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008  Professional Filmographer
I think he took it from a Time-Life book. Ancient Persia.
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