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Persian sculptors influenced and were influenced by Greek sculpture.

The city gate at Persepolis was flanked by a pair of huge bulls with human heads, while in 515 BCE, Darius I ordered a colossal relief and inscription to be carved out of rock at Behistun.

The sculpture portrays shows him vanquishing his enemies watched by the Gods.

Mosaics and other decorations were widely used in mosques and other buildings.

Coloured roofs, using ceramic tiles in blues, reds and greens were also a popular part of Persian architecture.

After being overrun by the Arabs in 641, Persia became part of Islam and its visual arts developed according to Islamic rules.

One of these - the ban on three-dimensional portrayal of living things - led to an immediate decline in Persian sculpture and forced fine art painting to become more ornamental and adopt the flat traditions of Byzantine art.

In addition, crafts like carpet-making and silk-weaving were also strongly encouraged.

Persian carpets and silks were exported as far as Byzantium (present-day Istanbul) to the west and Turkestan to the east.

The copying of religious works also stimulated the development of ornamental writing like calligraphy.

This grew up during the eighth and ninth centuries, roughly concurrent with the era of Irish illuminated manuscripts and became an Iranian speciality.

The art of ancient Persia includes architecture, painting, sculpture and goldsmithing from the early kingdom of Iran in southwest Asia.

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