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Baba Jan, fort and painted chamber, 8th–7th centuries BC; isometric reconstruction....

Baba Jan, fort and painted chamber, 8th–7th centuries bc; isometric reconstruction

Plans of ancient Iranian buildings: (a) columned building, Hasanlu, early Iron Age, c. 900....

Plans of ancient Iranian buildings: (a) columned building, Hasanlu, early Iron Age, c. 900 bc; (b) stone-footed ‘manor’ house, Baba Jan, late Iron Age, c. 800 bc; (c) oblong hypostyle ‘audience hall’, Godin Tepe, possibly Median, 7th century bc; (d) Palace S, Pasargadae, Achaemenid, c. 640 bc; (e) apadana, Susa, Achaemenid, late 6th century bc; (f) apadana, Persepolis, Achaemenid, 6th–5th centuries bc; (g) detail of temple, near Persepolis, late Achaemenid or post-Achaemenid; (h) ‘Ayadana’, near Susa, Parthian, late 2nd century bc; (i) detail of chahār ṭāq (‘four arched’) sanctuary, Takht-i Sulayman, Sasanian, c. 6th century ad. Scale approximate only, (e) and (f) are shown at half the scale of the other buildings

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