1 Like

Persepolis 1
Persepolis

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.

Copyright: Mark schuster
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Geüpload: 17/06/2009
Geüpdatet: 14/07/2014
Keer bekeken:

...


Tags: persepolis; takta jamsheed; shiraz; esfahan; isfahan; persia; ancient persia; iran
comments powered by Disqus

Mark Schuster
Persepolis Iran
Ramin Dehdashti
The Gate of All Nations
Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji
Gate of Nations - Persepolis
Ramin Dehdashti
Apadana Hall
Mark Schuster
Persopolis 3 Iran
Ramin Dehdashti
The Throne Hall
Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji
Hall of Hundred Columns - Persepolis
Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji
Persepolis
Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji
Hadish Palace
Ramin Dehdashti
The Palace of Artaxerxes
Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji
Tomb of Ardeshir 3 - Persepolis
ParsYad
Naghsh-e-Rajab
Richard Chesher
Bird Fish Feeding Frenzy New Caledonia
Pablo Castillo - 360Ecuador
Puerto Guayaquil, Andipuerto
Unkle Kennykoala
Namadgi NP - Orroral Homestead (Front)
Jan Koehn
Holocaust Memorial
Jan Koehn
Ronda - Viewpoint
Peter Holland
Wells Next The Sea On The Beach
Nikita Mikhal'kov
Vyborg from the castle tower
heiwa4126
Kani Doraku crab restaurant
Peter Holland
Letheringsett Watermill
Thang Bui
Ba Be National Park
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Gletscherbahn pasterzengletscher grossglockner austria
dieter kik
Waldsteinhaus Fichtelgebirge Bayern Germany 4043
Mark Schuster
Barking War Memorial
Mark Schuster
Mosquito Aircraft
Mark Schuster
Lady Godiva rides naked through Coventry
Mark Schuster
Narrow Boat Lock, St Margrets Lock, Hertfordshire
Mark Schuster
Cambridge University
Mark Schuster
Boys' School at Fasa in Iran
Mark Schuster
Pimlico Academy
Mark Schuster
Chelsea Bridge London
Mark Schuster
Good Bye Kiss - St Pancras Station - London
Mark Schuster
Golestan Palace -Terhran - Iran
Mark Schuster
On Tower Bridge
Mark Schuster
Priory Gardens
More About 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").