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Xerxes the Great: Persian Emperor Bust Statue
Having the statues of the elders of any land, especially Iran, is a sign of our respect and love for the elders of our land, although if we live outside of Iran, because our culture depends on these elders. Sculptures can be of any gender, they can be of any size and shape, complex or simple, but they certainly each have a message for us. They can be mythical heroes whose names we have heard in stories, or they can be simple geometric shapes.
Xerxes the Great
Xerxes I, commonly known as Xerxes the Great, was the fourth King of Kings of the Achaemenid Empire, ruling from 486 to 465 BC. He was the son and successor of Darius the Great (r. 522 – 486 BC) and his mother was Atossa, a daughter of Cyrus the Great (r. 550 – 530 BC), the first Achaemenid king. Like his father, he ruled the empire at its territorial apex. He ruled from 486 BC until his assassination in 465 BC at the hands of Artabanus, the commander of the royal bodyguard. Xerxes I is notable in Western history for his failed invasion of Greece in 480 BC. His forces temporarily overran mainland Greece north of the Isthmus of Corinth until losses at Salamis and Plataea a year later reversed these gains and ended the second invasion decisively. However, Xerxes successfully crushed revolts in Egypt and Babylon. Roman Ghirshman says that, “After this he ceased to use the title of ‘king of Babylon’, calling himself simply ‘king of the Persians and the Medes’. Xerxes also oversaw the completion of various construction projects at Susa and Persepolis.
|Approximate weight||1000 Gram|
|Place of production||Iran|
|Handling time||7 Days|
|Persian Title||تندیس طرح خشایارشا|