Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Persepolis, Takht-e Jamshid

Click on the image above to see a very nice panoramic picture of Persepolis. After opening, just enlarge it. Simply amazing!!!

Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Persian Empire during the Achaemenid dynasty. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, Persepolis is a vast collection of ruins of columns, palaces, and tombs built by Darius the Great and his son Xerxes I, among other rulers of the Persian Empire. Located 400 miles south of Tehran, Iran, Persepolis dates to roughly 517 B.C., when construction began on a city conceived to exhibit the grandeur and power of the Persians. Today, travellers can still see traces of such splendor: The Apadana Palace, the Throne Hall, and the Gate of Xerxes are all popular destinations in this desert city.

1 comment:

lina@happy family said...

Wow, I really want to visit there and see it with my own eyes!