Ancient Persepolis in Blue: New Research on Colors, Gilding, Painters & Monuments in the Achaemenid Persian Empire

Herodotus knew where Leonidas made his final stand against the Persian invasion of Greece because of a lion monument erected on a hill at Thermopylae. He bragged about memorizing the names of the 300 Spartans who fought alongside Leonidas, which historians today believe he learned from a monument erected upon the king’s grave in Sparta. […]