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Xerxes Collection

"Xerxes: The Mighty Persian King and his Legacy in Ancient Iran" Persepolis, the ancient capital of the Achaemenid Empire

Background imageXerxes Collection: Persepolis ancient columns at sunset, Iran

Persepolis ancient columns at sunset, Iran
Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550 u2013330 BC). It is situated 60 km northeast of the city of Shiraz in Fars Province, Iran

Background imageXerxes Collection: Battle of Salamis

Battle of Salamis
A Persian admiral, the bravest of the brothers of King Xerxes, is killed by the Greeks at the Battle of Salamis

Background imageXerxes Collection: Xerxes bridge of boats across the Hellespont, 480 BC

Xerxes bridge of boats across the Hellespont, 480 BC
Bridge of boats built by Xerxes Persian army across the Hellespont to invade Greek territory, 480 BC. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageXerxes Collection: BATTLE OF SALAMIS, 480 B. C. The sea battle between the Persian army led by King Xerxes I

BATTLE OF SALAMIS, 480 B. C. The sea battle between the Persian army led by King Xerxes I
BATTLE OF SALAMIS, 480 B.C. The sea battle between the Persian army led by King Xerxes I and the Greek army led by Themistocles at Salamis, 480 B.C. 19th century engraving

Background imageXerxes Collection: Events / Greece

Events / Greece
At SALAMIS, the Greek fleet of 370 vessels defeats the Persian fleet of 1000+, thus forcing Xerxes to cancel his plan to invade Greece

Background imageXerxes Collection: Cast of palace doorway from Persepolis, Iran, circa 470-450 BC

Cast of palace doorway from Persepolis, Iran, circa 470-450 BC
3329566 Cast of palace doorway from Persepolis, Iran, circa 470-450 BC; (add.info.: Cast of palace doorway from Persepolis, Iran, circa 470-450 BC)

Background imageXerxes Collection: Xerxes whipping the Hellespont (litho)

Xerxes whipping the Hellespont (litho)
8660806 Xerxes whipping the Hellespont (litho) by Stewart, Allan (1865-1951); Private Collection; (add.info.: Xerxes whipping the Hellespont)

Background imageXerxes Collection: Alexander inspecting the Ruins of Esagila (litho)

Alexander inspecting the Ruins of Esagila (litho)
8660923 Alexander inspecting the Ruins of Esagila (litho) by Wright, Henry Charles Seppings (1850-1937); Private Collection; (add.info.: Alexander inspecting the Ruins of Esagila)

Background imageXerxes Collection: Cast of palace doorway from Persepolis

Cast of palace doorway from Persepolis
3329567 Cast of palace doorway from Persepolis; (add.info.: Cast of palace doorway from Persepolis, Iran, circa 470-450 BC)

Background imageXerxes Collection: Esthers feast - Bible

Esthers feast - Bible
3784258 Esthers feast - Bible; (add.info.: Esther is made queen of Persia. Esthers feast. Caption reads: Then the king made a great feast unto all his princes and his servants, even Esthers feast)

Background imageXerxes Collection: 5th Century BC 6th Achaemenid Dynasty Empire

5th Century BC 6th Achaemenid Dynasty Empire
5th, century, BC, 6th, Achaemenid, Dynasty, Empire, ancient, age, Archaeological, Site, Archaeology, archeological, site, archeology, Architecture, Art, carved, Cross, Darius, I, the, Great, II

Background imageXerxes Collection: The Hadish palace or palace of Xerxes, Persepolis, Iran (photo)

The Hadish palace or palace of Xerxes, Persepolis, Iran (photo)
7071305 The Hadish palace or palace of Xerxes, Persepolis, Iran (photo) by Persian School, (6th century BC); Persepolis, Iran; (add.info.: The Hadish palace or palace of Xerxes, Persepolis)

Background imageXerxes Collection: Battle of Salamis, 480 BC (engraving)

Battle of Salamis, 480 BC (engraving)
7173459 Battle of Salamis, 480 BC (engraving) by German School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Xerxes, Emperor of Persia)

Background imageXerxes Collection: Xerxes I watching the defeat of his army at the Battle of Plataea, 479 BC (engraving)

Xerxes I watching the defeat of his army at the Battle of Plataea, 479 BC (engraving)
7150796 Xerxes I watching the defeat of his army at the Battle of Plataea, 479 BC (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageXerxes Collection: The banquet of Ahasuerus, after 1621 (fresco)

The banquet of Ahasuerus, after 1621 (fresco)
5974635 The banquet of Ahasuerus, after 1621 (fresco) by Fiasella, Domenico Il Sarzana (1589-1669); Palazzo Giacomo Lomellini (Palazzo Patrone), Genoa, Italy; Luisa Ricciarini; Italian

Background imageXerxes Collection: Woodwork of hypostyle hall of Xerxes, Isometric projection (No 2 in plan)

Woodwork of hypostyle hall of Xerxes, Isometric projection (No 2 in plan), restored by Ch Chipiez (engraving)
973642 Woodwork of hypostyle hall of Xerxes, Isometric projection (No 2 in plan), restored by Ch Chipiez (engraving) by Perrot, Georges (1832-1914) and Chipiez

Background imageXerxes Collection: Xerxes rebuking the sea

Xerxes rebuking the sea
LLM454247 Xerxes rebuking the sea by Spanish School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Xerxes rebuking the sea)

Background imageXerxes Collection: Xerxes crossing the Hellespont (engraving)

Xerxes crossing the Hellespont (engraving)
653871 Xerxes crossing the Hellespont (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Xerxes crossing the Hellespont)

Background imageXerxes Collection: Eurytus fighting the Persians in the Pass (engraving)

Eurytus fighting the Persians in the Pass (engraving)
2792653 Eurytus fighting the Persians in the Pass (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Eurytus fighting the Persians in the Pass)

Background imageXerxes Collection: Temple of Bacchus at Baalbek, Lebanon

Temple of Bacchus at Baalbek, Lebanon
View of the Temple of Bacchus within the Heliopolis, or Temple of Baalbek, Beqaa Valley, Lebanon. Elevazione del Tempio di Balbec

Background imageXerxes Collection: Greek athletes competing in the martial art of Pankration

Greek athletes competing in the martial art of Pankration. After the Pancrastinae statue of Pankratiasts in the Florentine Museum (now in the Uffizi). Pancraziasti del Museo Fiorentino

Background imageXerxes Collection: Ahasuerus and Haman (oil on canvas)

Ahasuerus and Haman (oil on canvas)
BI97238 Ahasuerus and Haman (oil on canvas) by Gelder, Aert de (1645-1727); 138.5x116.8 cm; The Henry Barber Trust, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Background imageXerxes Collection: View of the north portico of the Apadana with the Tachara in the background

View of the north portico of the Apadana with the Tachara in the background
BOO178082 View of the north portico of the Apadana with the Tachara in the background, from the Sapahan Spoy (Soldier Road) entrance (photo) by Achaemenid, (5th century BC); Persepolis

Background imageXerxes Collection: Picture Alphabet, X, Y, Z (engraving)

Picture Alphabet, X, Y, Z (engraving)
6010357 Picture Alphabet, X, Y, Z (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Picture Alphabet, X, Y, Z)

Background imageXerxes Collection: Esther in front of Ahasuerus, c. 1645-50 (oil on canvas)

Esther in front of Ahasuerus, c. 1645-50 (oil on canvas)
SCP50025 Esther in front of Ahasuerus, c.1645-50 (oil on canvas) by Cavallino, Bernardo (1616-54); 76x102 cm; Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy; Italian, out of copyright

Background imageXerxes Collection: The Wrath of Ahasuerus, c. 1670

The Wrath of Ahasuerus, c. 1670
BI88669 The Wrath of Ahasuerus, c.1670 by Steen, Jan Havicksz. (1625/26-79); 129x167 cm; The Henry Barber Trust, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Background imageXerxes Collection: King Ahasuerus and Queen Esther (oil on canvas)

King Ahasuerus and Queen Esther (oil on canvas)
NCM95424 King Ahasuerus and Queen Esther (oil on canvas) by Italian School, (17th century); 162.5x264.4 cm; Norwich City Council (Churchman House) UK; eNorwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery; Italian

Background imageXerxes Collection: Ship dashed against ship, till the Persian dead strewed the deep like flowers

Ship dashed against ship, till the Persian dead strewed the deep like flowers
3082574 Ship dashed against ship, till the Persian dead strewed the deep like flowers, illustration from The Story of Greece, 1930s (colour litho) by Crane

Background imageXerxes Collection: Persepolis, Bas-relief on sub-structure of hypostyle hall of Xerxes (engraving)

Persepolis, Bas-relief on sub-structure of hypostyle hall of Xerxes (engraving)
973630 Persepolis, Bas-relief on sub-structure of hypostyle hall of Xerxes (engraving) by Perrot, Georges (1832-1914) and Chipiez, Charles (1835-1901); Private Collection; (add.info.: Persepolis)

Background imageXerxes Collection: The banquet of Ahasuerus, after 1621 (fresco)

The banquet of Ahasuerus, after 1621 (fresco)
5974634 The banquet of Ahasuerus, after 1621 (fresco) by Fiasella, Domenico Il Sarzana (1589-1669); Palazzo Giacomo Lomellini (Palazzo Patrone), Genoa, Italy; Luisa Ricciarini; Italian

Background imageXerxes Collection: Pictures from Grecian history (colour litho)

Pictures from Grecian history (colour litho)
3622280 Pictures from Grecian history (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Pictures from Grecian history.); © Look and Learn

Background imageXerxes Collection: Carving of Xerxes weapon bearers sword, relief in the Audience Hall at

Carving of Xerxes weapon bearers sword, relief in the Audience Hall at
BOO180377 Carving of Xerxes weapon bearers sword, relief in the Audience Hall at Persepolis (bronze) by Median School, (700-550 BC); Persepolis, Iran; Iranian, out of copyright

Background imageXerxes Collection: Esther Presents herself at the Palace (oil on copper)

Esther Presents herself at the Palace (oil on copper)
492506 Esther Presents herself at the Palace (oil on copper) by Herp, Willem van the Elder (1614-77); 43x59 cm; Private Collection; Haldane Fine Art; Flemish, out of copyright

Background imageXerxes Collection: The letter X (engraving)

The letter X (engraving)
973256 The letter X (engraving) by Lear, Edward (1812-88); Private Collection; (add.info.: The letter X. Illustration for Nonsense Botany and Nonsense Alphabets (Frederick Warne)

Background imageXerxes Collection: Performance of Aeschylus play The Persians in the theatre of Athens (chromolitho)

Performance of Aeschylus play The Persians in the theatre of Athens (chromolitho)
1093271 Performance of Aeschylus play The Persians in the theatre of Athens (chromolitho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageXerxes Collection: Ms 17 Esther, from Vie des Femmes Celebres, c. 1505 (vellum)

Ms 17 Esther, from Vie des Femmes Celebres, c. 1505 (vellum)
XIR187025 Ms 17 Esther, from Vie des Femmes Celebres, c.1505 (vellum) by French School, (16th century); Musee Thomas Dobree, Nantes

Background imageXerxes Collection: Persepolis, Hypostyle hall of Xerxes, Combat of lion with bull (engraving)

Persepolis, Hypostyle hall of Xerxes, Combat of lion with bull (engraving)
973652 Persepolis, Hypostyle hall of Xerxes, Combat of lion with bull (engraving) by Perrot, Georges (1832-1914) and Chipiez, Charles (1835-1901); Private Collection; (add.info.: Persepolis)

Background imageXerxes Collection: Propylaea of Xerxes at Persepolis facing the Grand Staircase (colour litho)

Propylaea of Xerxes at Persepolis facing the Grand Staircase (colour litho)
3099396 Propylaea of Xerxes at Persepolis facing the Grand Staircase (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageXerxes Collection: Letter X and Letter Y (chromolitho)

Letter X and Letter Y (chromolitho)
3626584 Letter X and Letter Y (chromolitho) by Zweigle, Walter (1859-1904); Private Collection; (add.info.: Letter X and Letter Y)

Background imageXerxes Collection: Ahasuerus at the End of the World (oil on canvas)

Ahasuerus at the End of the World (oil on canvas)
Ma198568 Ahasuerus at the End of the World (oil on canvas) by Hiremy-Hirschl, Adolph (1860-1933); Private Collection; Photo eThe Ms Gallery, London; Hungarian, out of copyright

Background imageXerxes Collection: Plan du Combat de Salamine Pour le Voyage du Jeune Anacharsis

Plan du Combat de Salamine Pour le Voyage du Jeune Anacharsis
5615776 Plan du Combat de Salamine Pour le Voyage du Jeune Anacharsis (Plan of the Battle of Salamis 480 BC) by Jean Denis Barbie du Bocage (1760-1825)

Background imageXerxes Collection: Esther before Ahasuerus, c. 1705 (engraving)

Esther before Ahasuerus, c. 1705 (engraving)
880502 Esther before Ahasuerus, c.1705 (engraving) by Audran, Gerard (1640-1703); 46.5x58.1 cm; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN

Background imageXerxes Collection: AHASUERUS / XERXES I / PERSI

AHASUERUS / XERXES I / PERSI
AHASUERUS or XERXES I the Great King of Persia (486-465 BC), who features in the Book of Esther, and fought against the Greeks Date: 519? - 465 BC

Background imageXerxes Collection: XERXES WAR COUNCIL

XERXES WAR COUNCIL
Xerxes council at the time of the war with Greece. Date: 5th century BC

Background imageXerxes Collection: Private Palace ruins at Pasargad archaeological site, Iran

Private Palace ruins at Pasargad archaeological site, Iran
Pasargadae was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire under Cyrus the Great who had issued its construction (559 u2013530 BC); it was also the location of his tomb

Background imageXerxes Collection: Cube of Zoroaster, Naqsh-e Rostam, Fars, Iran

Cube of Zoroaster, Naqsh-e Rostam, Fars, Iran
Cube of Zoroaster, Naqsh-e Rostam persian necropolis, Fars province, Iran

Background imageXerxes Collection: Persian Heritage

Persian Heritage
Xerxes, the Persian King

Background imageXerxes Collection: Cimon Command Commanding Commander Greek Fleet

Cimon Command Commanding Commander Greek Fleet
Cimon commanding the Greek fleet of the Delian League of Athens before his expedition in 466 BC during which he destroyed the Persian fleet and army at the Battle of the Eurymedon river



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"Xerxes: The Mighty Persian King and his Legacy in Ancient Iran" Persepolis, the ancient capital of the Achaemenid Empire, stands tall with its majestic columns at sunset. This grand city witnessed the reign of one of history's most powerful rulers - Xerxes. Known for his ambitious military campaigns, Xerxes led his vast army to conquer lands far and wide. One such notable event was the Battle of Salamis, where he faced off against the resilient Greek army under Themistocles' leadership. This clash between two mighty forces shaped the course of history in 480 B. C. But Xerxes' influence extended beyond warfare. His architectural marvels adorned Persepolis, showcasing his empire's wealth and cultural prowess. The Fire Altar stood as a symbol of religious devotion while the Hadish Palace displayed opulence fit for a king. Even centuries later, artists immortalized tales from Xerxes' era through their masterpieces. "The Great Jewish Bride, " an etching from 1635, depicts a scene reminiscent of Esther before Ahasuerus - a story that echoes back to biblical times when Xerxes ruled over Persia. Yet amidst all these triumphs and artistic interpretations lies another intriguing aspect - Xerxes' audacious bridge across Hellespont in 480 B. C. , constructed using boats linked together. This engineering feat showcased both his determination and resourcefulness. Xerxes belonged to the illustrious sixth dynasty of Achaemenid rulers who left an indelible mark on Greece during events that unfolded in the fifth century B. C. Their empire spanned vast territories and left behind stories that continue to captivate historians today. As we gaze upon Persepolis' ancient ruins or immerse ourselves in historical engravings like "Esther before Ahasuerus, " let us remember King Xerxes I.