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Taq Kasra: Ancient Persian Palace

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The Taq Kasra, or Ayvan-e Kasra (Persian: ایوانِ کسری‎/طاق کسری) was a Sassanian-era Persian palace built in the third to sixth centuries in the Sassanid capital of Ctesiphon, near modern-day Baghdad. The palace's defining feature was its archway, the largest, single-span vault of unreinforced brickwork in the world. After the Arab conquest of the Sassanid Empire, the Taq Kasra was briefly used as a mosque before being abandoned. Now, all that stands of the once-great city of Ctesiphon is the crumbling archway.

This build is a reconstruction of the Taq Kasra. There is not much information about the structure's original extent, as all the stands today is the front. As such, parts of this build may not be entirely accurate. In particular, the interior is likely not accurate. I could not find any information on the original interior of the building, so I designed an interior featuring a throne room and banquet hall in the Achaemenid Persian style.
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01/02/2021 10:33 am
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This is AMAZING. Detailed, accurate and beautiful.
10/05/2019 10:15 am
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marvelfannumber2's Avatar
Very nicely done, it's rare to see many Persian builds in Minecraft.
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