Architecture And The Development Of Large Cities

1301 Words May 11th, 2015 6 Pages
Ancient Near East has always been one of the major themes studied within Western Art. Many impressive constructions characterize this culture: temples, gates, palaces and sculptures pieces. Architecture and the development of large cities, such as Persepolis Palace, is a widely interesting matter. This type of design provides the essential information on who build it, why it was build, for whom and what it signifies to the people; it offers information of the communities ' thoughts, beliefs and form of living. It was around 520 BCE when Darius I began the construction of the ambitious Persepolis Palace, covering a 125.000 square-meter. The construction of this, located in the Plateau of the Zagros lands or Fars Providence, Iran, made the workers acknowledge many international styles. To the people, it was a constant reminder of an entrance of all people. While grey limestone was the main material used, other supplies found around the whole empire also helped with the construction: cedar coming from Lebanon, yaka wood coming from Gandhara and Carmania and bricks coming from Babylon. With great material used, the structure came to include courts, halls, and columns. The Persepolis Palace, constructed by the great Darius I, expresses an internationalist style that establishes the respectable knowledge of a powerful leader who depicted hospitality and the centralization of the nation’s government within the palace. By also tracing a historical and cultural background of the…
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