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Persepolis 1

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Persepolis - well that's a Greek name - in Iran it is better known as Takta Jamsheed (the throne of Jamsheed). It is the ancient capital of the Persian Empire. Even today as a ruin it is quite a sight with its high stone columns and carved statury. One can only imagine what it was like in its heyday over two thousand years ago.  It is situated between Esfahan and Shiraz, quite southerly and even when this was shot in early October 2008 it was incredibly hot during the day. I waited around till late afternoon to take photographs and try to avoid the harsh light of day. This scene is of the gate through which Persepolis was entered.

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Persepolis

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A: Persepolis Iran

di Mark Schuster, 30 metri di distanza

Persipolis, the ancient seat of kings of the Persian Empire, and named for Jamsheed Shah.  Situated b...

Persepolis Iran

B: The Gate of All Nations

di Ramin Dehdashti, 30 metri di distanza

The Gate of all Nations, referring to subjects of the empire, consisted of a grand hall that was a sq...

The Gate of All Nations

C: Gate of Nations - Persepolis

di Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji, 40 metri di distanza

Gate of Nations - Persepolis

D: Apadana Hall

di Ramin Dehdashti, 110 metri di distanza

Darius the Great built the greatest and most glorious palace at Persepolis in the western side. The K...

Apadana Hall

E: Persopolis 3 Iran

di Mark Schuster, 200 metri di distanza

Persepolis - well that's a Greek name - in Iran it is better known as Takta Jamsheed (the throne of J...

Persopolis 3 Iran

F: The Throne Hall

di Ramin Dehdashti, 210 metri di distanza

The Throne Hall or the Imperial Army's hall of honour (also called the "Hundred-Columns Palace). This...

The Throne Hall

G: Hall of Hundred Columns - Persepolis

di Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji, 230 metri di distanza

Hall of Hundred Columns - Persepolis

H: Persepolis

di Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji, 240 metri di distanza

Persepolis

I: Hadish Palace

di Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji, 260 metri di distanza

Hadish Palace

J: The Palace of Artaxerxes

di Ramin Dehdashti, 280 metri di distanza

The Palace of Artaxerxes at Persepolis (Takht-e Jamshid), which was the captial of the Persian Empire.

The Palace of Artaxerxes

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Questa è una vista generale di Persepolis

Persepolis (Persian: تخت جمشید/پارسه) was the ceremonial capital of the Persian Empire during the Achaemenid dynasty. Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran. In contemporary Persian, the site is known as Takht-e Jamshid (Throne of Jamshid) and Parseh. To the ancient Persians, the city was known as Pārsa, meaning "The City of Persians". Persepolis is the Greek interpretation of the name Πέρσης πόλις (Persēs polis: "Persian city").

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