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Images and Representations of Xerxes

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20/20 internal assessment mark . Includes complete analysis of images and representations of Xerxes from archaeological, primary and secondary resources.

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1st millennium BC Provinces of Iran Iranian architecture Fars Province Twenty-seventh Dynasty of Egypt Battle of Thermopylae Persepolis Persian art Xerxes I Achaemenid Empire Xerxes Apadana David Farrar Bury
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1st millennium BC Provinces of Iran Iranian architecture Fars Province Twenty-seventh Dynasty of Egypt Battle of Thermopylae Persepolis Persian art Xerxes I Achaemenid Empire Xerxes Apadana David Farrar Bury
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According to modern historian Bury, although they reflected the Persian ideals of kingship, they did not necessarily portray reality. Archaeological evidence from inscriptions and bas-reliefs depict xerxes as a courageous figure who was considered influential within the empire. However, modern representations and biased Greek viewpoints differ substantially, where they present xerxes as a violent and unstable ruler. Therefore despite different modern and ancient views of xerxes’ image as a king, it has been generally established that Persian art and architecture sought to portray xerxes as an important and powerful king. The Persians had an “ideal of kingship” where Xerxes presented himself in the same way as his predecessors; Cyrus, Cambyses and Darius. According to Ol...
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