Xerxes' Throneroom

Those who have followed my recent series in Esther will be interested to see this model of Xerxes' throne room in Susa, Persia. It's clear that the king could see those who enter his presence whist still giving his guards plenty of opportunity to lop down unwanted visitors.

The king's throne is the distant object you can see through the large doorway.

Bible Lands Museum, Jerusalem.