Discover Persepolis Iran

Persepolis stands out as the most impressive archeological site in the whole of Iran. The construction of this city began in 518 BC on a vast terrace. It has maintained two monumental stairs, fully decorated with bas-reliefs, masterpieces from the Achaemenidae era. Enter the palaces of Darius and Xerxes. The northern portico of the Hundred Pillar hall opens onto an immense square of 43,040 sq ft.

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    Persepolis, Iran

    Persepolis was one of the five capitals of the Achaemenid dynasty. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the significance and quality of its remains have made it a unique location.

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    Persepolis
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    Wall paintings

    Persepolis was partially destroyed by Alexander the Great's army in 331 BC.

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    Engravings

    The bas-relief is the most common form of Achaemenid sculpture.

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    Persian grandeur

    The construction of Persepolis by architects from all over Persia was designed to illustrate the unity and diversity of the empire.

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    Columns

    The columns of Persepolis were topped with protomes (sculptures of the upper part of an animal), like this griffin protome.

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