Persepolis (Takht-e-Jamshid)

Near Shiraz in the Fars province, there are the remains of an ancient Iranian city that we Persians call Takht-e-Jamshid and foreigners know it as Persepolis which means "The Persian City" .

It is an unmatched symbol of Iranian art and architecture that once had been the ceremonial capital and showplace center of Achaemenid Empire. It is also one of the world's leading historical attractions, even though its ruins date over 2500 years, it is still a spectacular symbol of history, art and culture of a magnificent nation that is admired by the world.

Persepolis was built by Darius I in 518 BC in an area around 135,000 square meters and took around 120 years to complete. The structures are built entirely of stone without any mortar, instead the stones were fastened together with metal clips.

It is composed of seven palaces such as Apadana, Tachar and the  Throne hall or Hall of 100 columns which are the three most important of them, around three thousands reliefs, stairs, columns and two tombs.

Persepolis was inscribed in 1979 as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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