CENTRAL HALL OF THE PALACE OF DARIUS
Field Negative 32.15
Negative N. 14550
Herzfeld Expedition 1932
The Central Court of the Palace of Darius once contained twelve stone columns, of which only the bases are preserved. Still standing are the monumental stone window frames and doorways with carved lintels reminiscent of Egyptian temple architecture; The intervening mudbrick walls, however, have long since perished. Reliefs on the doorjambs of the palace show the king either in formal dress accompanied by attendants or as the royal hero in combat with animals and monsters.