Perspolis or Takht-e-Jamshid is the Iran’s city of stones. Some 60 km away from Sheraz its just grand.
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demneh (309) 2006-11-29 2:49
tnx for the picture... hope can see the place soooooon...
alainh (35587) 2006-11-29 3:03
Incredible place and beautiful picture.
triptych2003 (1534) 2006-11-29 3:19
any idea what the buiding was? it's a well-detailed photo. well done.
rjb874 (597) 2006-11-29 3:32
I love Iran's architecture and ruins such as this. Such a long history and so many details to absorb.
tuberose2461 (127) 2006-11-29 4:47
Persepolis" or "Takhte Jamshid"
The magnificent palace complex at Persepolis was founded by Darius the Great around 518 B.C., although more than a century passed before it was finally completed. Conceived to be the seat of government for the Achaemenian kings and a center for receptions and ceremonial festivities, the wealth of the Persian empire was evident in all aspects of its construction. The splendor of Persepolis, however, was short-lived; the palaces were looted and burned by Alexander the Great in 331-330 B.C. The ruins were not excavated until the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago sponsored an archaeological expedition to Persepolis and its environs under the supervision of Professor Ernst Herzfeld from 1931 to 1934, and Erich F. Schmidt from 1934 to 1939.
The magnificent ruins of Persepolis lie at the foot of Kouh-e Rahmat, or "Mountain of Mercy," in the plain of Marv Dasht about 850 kilometers south of the present capital city of Tehran and about 50 kilometers north of Shiraz.
The exact date of the founding of Persepolis is not known. It is assumed that Darius I began work on the platform and its structures between 518 and 516 B.C., visualizing Persepolis as a show place and the seat of his vast Achaemenian Empire. He proudly proclaimed his achievement; there is an excavated foundation inscription that reads, "And Ahuramazda was of such a mind, together with all the other gods, that this fortress (should) be built. And (so) I built it. And I built it secure and beautiful and adequate, just as I was intending to."
saamb (1008) 2006-11-30 0:52
i think all thing are very good in this shot, except size of photo. if size be bigger, we can see details. tnx for sharing
jaja1970 (1304) 2006-11-30 3:12
Wonderful picture of Takhte Jamshid.
Very nice POV, sharp and great colors.
sayat (2949) 2006-11-30 7:55
A very nice shot Dear Kamra, in terms of framing and light. Great sky in the background. I think the photo deserves more notes about it.
fserajian (2295) 2007-10-12 9:45
Nice picture, sharp and well balanced. TFS