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Throne Hall of the Persepolis Palace

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  • Neal Robbins
    The throne hall is the second largest building of the Persepolis Terrace. It is also called the Hundred-Column Hall . The thone hall has eight stone doorways.
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 11, 2005
       
          The throne hall is the second largest building of the Persepolis Terrace. It is also called the "Hundred-Column Hall". The thone hall has eight stone doorways. They are decorated on the north and south with relief sculptures of throne scenes. Scenes depicting the king doing battle with monsters are shown on the east and west.
          Two large stone bulls flank the northern portico of the throne hall. King Xerxes used the hall for receptions in the early part of his reign. Representatives from various parts of the empire came to meet him there. Later on, the throne hall was also used as a storehouse. The reason was that the royal treasury was not large enough to hold all the tribute and booty.
          King Xerxes began the construction of the throne hall. His son Artaxerxes I finished it near the end of the 5th century B.C.
       
      Neal Robbins


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