Xerxes I - son of Darius, Emperor of the Persian Empire. He launches the Greco-Persian War in 480 BCE in an attempt to conquer the Greek city-states. Despite leading an army of some men he is unable to defeat the small armies of the Greeks.
Achaemenids (Persepolis) - Relief of the Persian king Xerxes BC) in the doorway of his palace at Persepolis, modern-day Iran. The bearers of the parasol and the towel-and flywhisk symbolize the royalty and power of the monarch.
Gate of all nations or Gate of Xerxes located at the ancient city of Persepolis. 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran. Xerxes, who built this structure, named it "The Gate of All Countries" during the Persian em