King Sargon II (right) and a high dignitary. Phrygian King Midas is believed to have been both an enemy and a friend to Sargon II. Bas-relief of the wall of the palace of Sargon II in Dur Sharrukin, Assyria.
Persepolis, Iran - Persepolis, meaning "city of Persians", was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of city of Shiraz in Fars Province in Iran. The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BCE
Cool photos and descriptions of the pyramids at Dahshur, including the Bent Pyramid, the Black Pyramid and the Red Pyramid (inside and out) by The Flying Kiwi, a professional photographer from New Zealand who now lives in the USA.