Photographer's Note

Persepolis, the main monument of Achaemenian Period,standing on a high platform (11 m above the groun), begun by Darius & completed under the constructions of Xerxes.and Artaxerxes I had finished the Hall of a 100 Columns,cause each king had to add a palace of his own to it,although the whole is a carefully planned unit.

ceiling structures were made of wood, no wonder why Persepolis burned completely after "Alexender The Great" put it into fire ...

The Achaemenidse declined in the end of their period,so Alexender conquered Persepolis easily,gathered all the furtunes that had been "acumulating" during 200 years( so much he ordered to bring mules & camels from Susa & Babylon)and left the burning Palaces with 20,000
mules & 5,000 camels.
But the stones remained to tell their story...

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