The Gate of All Nations, referring to subjects of the empire, consisted of a grand hall that was a square of approximately 25 metres (82 ft) in length, with four columns and its entrance on the Western Wall.
A pair of lamassus, bulls with the heads of bearded men, stand by the western threshold. Another pair, with wings and a Persian Head (Gopät-Shäh), stands by the eastern entrance, to reflect the power of the empire.
A lamassu is an Assyrian protective deity, often depicted as having a human's head, a body of an ox or a lion, and bird's wings.
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Nicou (150928) 2017-02-13 10:29
quelle vue et iamge fnatastique quel rendu sur cette pierre et décoration de colonnes et statue mervielleux.
Bravo et amitié
PaulVDV (32587) 2017-02-13 12:49
What a strong and wonderful colour contrast!
It makes the giant statues that stand at the gateway look even more impressive.
Best regards, Paul
heimann2 (1688) 2017-02-13 22:31
impressive statues and nice pic though a bit dark.
BennyV (20455) 2017-02-14 9:49
Excellent picture of a wonderful site we don't see too often here. A nice cloudy sky too.
humayun (3105) 2017-02-17 18:51
nice image of persian empire wel compo good sharp image
Silvio1953 (152823) 2017-02-19 3:46
Ciao Federico, bella inquadratura di una favolosa architettura, hai fatto un po' di casino in PP, probabilmente per rimediare a un cielo troppo bianco e hai pure il sensore un po' sporco, la foto è favolosa, ma l'alone bianco di contorno da un po' fastidio, bravo lo stesso, buona Domenica, ciao Silvio
dta (82298) 2017-02-21 4:04
Amazing ancient ruins . Superb deatils . I like especially the lighting and the contrast with the grey sky .