persepolis

Persepolis

Ruins of a 518 BC Achaemenid empire capital & palace complex built in a terrace design.

Quick facts

Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. It is situated 60 km northeast of the city of Shiraz in Fars Province, Iran. The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BC. It exemplifies the Achaemenid style of architecture.
It is situated 60 km northeast of the city of Shiraz in Fars Province, Iran.
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