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Question 7 (20 marks)

A study of the ancient Persian city of Persepolis is an interesting one as it offers both written and archaeological evidence for the Persian Empire. To assist you, refer to the following website ‘the Oriental Institute’ of the University of Chicago:

 

https://oi.uchicago.edu/persepolis-ancient-iran  – accessed 10/10/2018

A) Match the name of each structure appearing on the plan of Persepolis with its

relevant number in the table below:                                                                                                        5 marks

Tripylon (Central Hall);       Treasury;             Palace of Xerxes;             Palace of Darius I;

 

Harem;           Hall of 100 Columns;                           Inner Gatehouse;            Gatehouse of Xerxes;

Stairway to terrace;        Apadana of Darius I

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6.

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Question 7   (cont’d)

b) Fill in the information for each of the following:                                                       12 marks

Structure

Brief description of main features

Main purpose or function

Gate of All Lands

 

 

Hall of One Hundred Columns

 

 

Monumental staircase leading to the Apadana

 

 

c) Modern historians cannot agree on the purpose of Persepolis.

List three suggestions as to its purpose and identify an historian who has made the suggestion

                                                                                                                                                                                    3 marks

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