For details, see Moore, “Archaeology and the Book of Esther,” Biblical Archaeologist (BA) 38 (1975). For superb photographs of Achaemenid art and architecture in general and of Xerxes’s day in particular, see Roman Ghirshman, The Arts of Ancient Iran from Its Origins to the Time of Alexander, transl. Stuart Gilbert and James Emmons, in The Arts Mankind Series, ed., André Malraux and Georges Salles (New York: Golden Press, 1964).