Saka Warriors Giving Tribute on a Relief on the Northern Staircase of Artaxerxes III Ochos (r.359-338 BC) at Persepolis
Saka on relief on the Northern Staircase added to the Palace of Artaxerxes I Makrocheir by Artaxerxes III Ochos (r.359-338 BC) at the ancient ruins of Persepolis (Takht-e Jamshid) near the Iranian city of Shiraz.
Relief from the Palace of Persepolis, Iran. Dated to the reign of the Persian King Artaxerxes III 359-338 BC.
Persepolis (Old Persian PÔrsa, modern Takht-e Jamshid): Greek name of one of the capitals of the ancient Achaemenid Empire, founded by king Darius the Great (r.522-486 BCE).
The ruins of the palace of Artaxerxes I Makrocheir ("palace H") are not the most famous part of Persepolis, and it is easy to understand why.
Hardly anything of this palace is left, especially compared to the palace of Darius I the Great, which is across a little courtyard (probably a garden).
King Artaxerxes III Ochus later added a staircase on the northern side of the palace - inscription A3Pa offers the name of the builder -
which was intended to mirror the southern staircase of Darius' palace and created a more or less symmetrical court.
See also details of Saka Warriors on the Main Relief on the Tomb of Persian King Artaxerxes III Ochos at Persepolis (Takht-e Jamshid), Iran, c.338 BC
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