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The Louvre in Paris is one of the most famous museums of the world housing Persian artifacts. This room contains for the most part panels of polychrome glazed brick from the palace of Darius I in Susa (in modern-day Iran), built during the late 6th and early 5th centuries BC. The ancient Iranian civilizations were essentially represented in this department by works from excavations at Susa (a city founded around 4000 BC); reached its peak with the works of Darius and Xerxes, the great kings of the Persian Empire. In 1886, the first elements of the polychrome brick decoration of the Palace of Darius, discovered by the Dieulafoy excavations, entered the Louvre. The archaeological mission led by Jacques de Morgan discovered the “Code of Hammurabi” - the great emblem of Mesopotamian antiquity - in Susa in 1901, together with all the great Sumerian, Akkadian, and Babylonian sculpture of Mesopotamia.
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