Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550–330 BCE). Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran. The earliest remains of Persepolis date from around 515 BCE.
UNESCO declared the citadel of Persepolis a World Heritage Site in 1979.
To the ancient Persians, the city was known as Pārsa ("The City of Persians").* The English word Persepolis is derived from the Greek Πέρσης πόλις Pérsēs pólis ("Persian city"). In contemporary Persian, the site is known as تخت جمشید Takht-e Jamshid ("The Throne of Jamshid"), and چهل منار Chehel minar ("The Forty Columns/Minarets").
Archaeological evidence shows that the earliest remains of Persepolis date from around 515 BC. André Godard, the French archaeologist who excavated Persepolis in the early 1930s, believed that it was Cyrus the Great (Kūrosh) who chose the site of Persepolis, but that it was Darius the Great (Daryush) who built the terrace and the great palaces.
Darius ordered the construction of the Apadana Palace and the Council Hall (the Tripylon or three-gated hall), the main imperial Treasury and its surroundings. These were completed during the reign of his son, King Xerxes the Great (Khashayar). Further construction of the buildings on the terrace continued until the downfall of the Achaemenid dynasty.
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pajaran (53022) 2012-11-06 23:43
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, moje cestitke na ulovljenom trenutku.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.
Very interesting and good text ...
Nice view and a moment ...
A good time recording, the beautiful colors.
Good composition, my congratulations for the captured moment.
Have a nice day, all the best.
wolf38 (31282) 2012-11-06 23:52
Hello Mansour. Sunsets are universally popular. The sky is beautiful. But what if all this without the silhouette of the ruins with its distinctive pillars. Well seen and realized.
sabermonajati (9593) 2012-11-07 9:37
illusionary view you captured.