Persepolis

Persepolis

Persepolis (Old Persian: Pārśa, New Persian: Takht-e Jamshid or Pārseh) literal meaning “city of Persians”, was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550–330 BC). Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of city of Shiraz in the Fars Province in Iran. The earliest remains of Persepolis date from around 515 BC. It exemplifies the Achaemenid style of architecture. UNESCO declared the citadel of Persepolis a World Heritage Site in 1979.

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Persepolis (Old Persian: Pārśa, New Persian: Takht-e Jamshid or Pārseh) literal meaning "city of Persians", was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550–330 BC).

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