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Persepolis, Persepolis

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Must see · World heritage site · Ruin · Landmark
With ruins dating back as early as 515 BCE, Persepolis ruins (a World Heritage Site), present a singular look at ancient Persian architecture. The city, built from grey limestone and marble, served as the capital of the Achaemenid Empire, originally built up under the reign of Darius I. Ransacked and pillaged by armies of various empires over the centuries, including by Alexander the Great in 330 BCE, few structures remain intact. Check out the ruins of the gate, with their carved-horse reliefs, and the "Apadana" building, where emperors greeted foreign visitors that contains intricately carved staircases. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Persepolis by using our Persepolis itinerary maker.
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  • Very old remains of the ancient historic palace burnt by Alexander the great. Nicely preserved. Situated at 1 hr drive from Shiraz downtown.  more »
  • Persepolis (takhte jamshid) is the most outstanding ancient capital of Persia, read about the history and see photos of this spectacular monumen in Iran. Once upon a time the king of greatest empire.....  more »
  • This is Persepolis, most glorious place under the sky in 2500 yrs ago. Book for the guided visit to explore all the hidden stories.
  • I could feel the whole history I had heard earlier. Magnificent

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