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Archeology of Xerxes I King Xerxes I, also known as Xerxes the Great, was a powerful Persian king. He is referred to in the biblical book of Esther. His father was king Darius I and his grandfather was Cyrus the Great. Even though there is evidence like where he was buried, the argument of if he existed or not is still debatable. Now archeologists are starting to uncover artifacts with Persian inscriptions on them that as the name Xerxes carved on them.

An alabaster jar was uncovered and it looks to come from 5th century BC Egypt, and is inscribed with the name of the Persian King Xerxes. (“Persepolis and Ancient Iran”) It is inscribed in both cuneiform and hieroglyphs, and is about ten inches high. The ruins of the magnificent palace
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It is believed to be half built by King Darius and finished by Xerxes after his father died. The temple in Susa survived for a long time until, like the temple in Persepolis, Alexander the Great looted and burned it. It estimated at least 40,000 talents of gold were stolen from the temple. It is also believed that there are other temples built by Xerxes located in Media, Elam, India, and …show more content…
(“Persepolis and Ancient Iran”) It is inscribed in both cuneiform and hieroglyphs, and is about ten inches high. The ruins of the magnificent palace founded by Darius the Great around 518 B.C. were excavated in Persepolis in 1934. The splendor of Persepolis was short-lived when Alexander the Great came and looted and burned it. To the north of the Apendana stands the astounding Gate of Xerxes. Xerxes’s palace that he had built was twice as large as his father’s palace. Although it was different in size, the decorative style on Xerxes’s temple is very similar to his fathers. Unfortunately the reliefs from the temple of Xerxes were not well persevered and they are very few unlike the reliefs and artifacts from King Darius’s

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