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300 - Immortals, Members of the King's Guard

300 - Immortals, Members of the King's Guard Archeological Wonders Ancient Places and/or Civilizations History Social Studies World History

This image, depicting military men, is from a frieze originally located at a royal palace in Susa (one of the Persian Empire's four capital cities).  It is now maintained at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin. 

Scholars believe the frieze depicts members of Xerxes' personal bodyguard (called the Immortals).

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Photo by mshamma, online courtesy Flickr.

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