Gate of all Nations
The famous Gate of all Nations (Gate of Xerxes) at Persepolis, Iran. Persepolis was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550–330 BCE). The gate was built by Xerxes I, 486 to 465 BC. The Western entrance, seen here, was guarded by two giant Lamassu with the bodies of bulls and the heads of bearded men.
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