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Attraction Persepolis

Apadana attractionOn top of the rocky mountain of Rahmat in the plain of Marvdasht, the ruins of Persepolis palace are pre-eminent. Construction of these palaces started at the time of Darius I (521 BC) and was not completed in less than a period of 150 years. Persepolis is registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The entrance of the complex is formed by a two-ramp stairway composed of 110 rather wide and short steps. On top of the stairways is the main entrance or “The Great Gate”, marked by two statues of a bull with a human head and a pair of wings. There are two exits, one to the south and the other to the east. The south exit or gate connects to the Apadana Palace.
Persepolis is 125 thousand sq.m. In area, and is composed of the main sections:

 » Official reception halls and palaces
 » Smaller and more private palaces
 » Royal treasury
 » Private fort and special fortification

Various edifices or palaces that have been built are as follows:
The Small Palace or the Gate of All Nations
The Apadana Palace
The Palace of Darius, (one of the primary palaces constructed on the Persepolis rock, which was also called the "Tachar" Palace).
Hall or palace of a Hundred Columns
The Semifinished Gate or palace
Treasury of Persepolis
The Three Doorway or Consultation Palace or Hall
The stone well
Tombs of Ardeshir II and III
The Palace of Khashayar Shah (called “Hadish”)

Perspolis attractionPersepolis was set ablaze by Alexander the Greek (330 BC) after which only ruins have remained. From these ruins, the Apadana Palace, at the main entrance, with 36 columns and three balconies (12 columns in each) in the north, south and eastern sections of the palace have been remained. The northern and eastern terraces are connected to the gardens opposite. The height of the platform in the Apadana Palace is 16 m. and the height of its columns is 18 m.


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Persepolis (Old Persian: 'Parsa', New Persian: تخت جمشید, 'Takht-e Jamshid') was an ancient ceremonial capital of the second Iranian dynasty, the Achaemenid Empire, situated some 70 km northeast of modern city of Shiraz, not far from where the small river Pulwar flows into the Kur (Kyrus). To the ancient Persians, the city was known as Parsa, meaning the city of Persians, Persepolis being the Greek interpretation of the name meaning Persian meaning city. In contemporary Iran the site is known as Takht-e Jamshid (Throne of Jamshid).

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Ancient capital of Persia, now located around 50 kilometers from Shiraz in Iran. Persepolis has its name from Greek, meaning 'City of Persians'.

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The Persians called the city Persa at least as early as the time of the rule of Darius 1 around 500 BCE. Darius made Persepolis the new capital of his kingdom, replacing Pasargadae. It gradually faded, though it survived the change of dynasties. With the coming of the 3rd century CE, and the Sasanid empire, politics took away the importance of Persepolis forever.
Persepolis is not believed to have had more than just a few thousand inhabitants. Of the area that now remains from ancient Persepolis, a large part is believed to have been used by the Persian rulers.
Persepolis was capital during the summer time, as its location in the mountains made it very cold through the winter months. Other cities, like Susa, Babylon and Ecbatana could at different periods be effective winter capitals.
Modern time excavations started in 1931, and Persepolis exhibits some of the finest ruins of Iran, with several monumental buildings.

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