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What was the apadana used for?

By far the largest and most magnificent building is the Apadana, begun by Darius and finished by Xerxes, that was used mainly for great receptions by the kings. Thirteen of its seventy-two columns still stand on the enormous platform to which two monumental stairways, on the north and on the east, give access.

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Regarding this, what is the Apadana made of?

The roof of the Apadana had been made of precious kinds of wood. When the site was excavated, the archaeologists discovered a layer of 30 to 60 centimeters of burnt cedar, ebony, and teak wood.

One may also ask, what was Persepolis used for? Persepolis was the seat of government of the Achaemenid Empire, though it was designed primarily to be a showplace and spectacular centre for the receptions and festivals of the kings and their empire.

Considering this, when was the apadana built?

The Persepolis Apadana belongs to the oldest building phase of the city of Persepolis, the first half of the 6th century BC, as part of the original design by Darius the Great.

What was the visual program of the Ap_firxam_#257;dana?

The great audience hall of the Persian kings Darius and Xerxes presents a visual microcosm of the Achaemenid empire—making clear, through sculptural decoration, that the Persian king ruled over all of the subjugated ambassadors and vassals (who are shown bringing tribute in an endless eternal procession).

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