... Beauty nr3♥... one of the World's great ruins... a place to enjoy and learn about the rich history of Persia... Persepolis is built up on a huge platform area... a masterpieces of art and architecture from ancient times... the detail and scale of this place is amazing... carvings in stone walls show rituals, festivals, court and daily life of 2500 years back... Thanks once more Gian Luca and Raffaella!! 【ツ】☛ My UNESCO WHS
Persepolis was the ancient ceremonial capital of the second Iranian dynasty, the Achaemenid Empire of the Persian, when it reached from Greece to India. For nearly two hundred years, from 518 BC to 333 BC, this was the home of the “King of Kings.” It was built by Darius and his son Xerxes the Great around 500 BC.
Persepolis (Old Persian: Parsa, New Persian: Takht-e Jamshid or Parseh) literal meaning "city of Persians". It exemplifies the Achaemenid style of architecture.
What remains of this pinnacle of Persian civilization are massive columns and former palaces, innumerable reliefs depicting nationalities that once walked through there, and three humbling sepulchres on the hillside behind the ruins. Climbing the steps to enter the Gate of All Nations will show the visitors to the magnitude of this once magnificent empire.
UNESCO declared the ruins of Persepolis a World Heritage Site in 1979.