Persepolis

Persepolis, literally means The City of Persians and is Persian known as Takhte Jamshid (the Throne of Jamshid) is located 60 km Northeast of Shiraz in the Province of Fars.  The earliest remains of Persepolis, the ceremonial capital of Achaemenid Empire, date back to 515 BC.

Excavated by the Archeologist – Andre Godard in the early 1930s, he believed that the site was chosen by Cyrus the Great, but it was Darius I who built the terrace and palaces.

Persepolic was burnt down by Alexander in 300 BC who establish the Seleucid Dynasty.

Some of the worth-mentioning places of the site are Gate of All Nations, The Apadana and The Throne Hall.

 

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