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Persepolis, Iran - Persepolis, literally meaning "city of Persians", was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of city of Shiraz in Fars Province in Iran. The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BCE

Persepolis, Iran - Persepolis, meaning "city of Persians", was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of city of Shiraz in Fars Province in Iran. The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BCE

Persepolis, Iran,  Photograph by James Blair,    The ancient city of Persepolis in modern-day Iran was one of four capitals of the sprawling Persian Empire. Built beginning around 520 B.C., the city was a showcase for the empire. Persian rule lasted from about 550 B.C. until 330 B.C.

The ancient city of Persepolis (Iran) in modern-day Iran was one of four capitals of the sprawling Persian Empire. Built beginning around 520 B., the city was a showcase for the empire's staggering wealth, with grand architecture

Persian Ruins, Persepolis, Iran  What a great photo!

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Persepolis, Iran – Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran. The earliest remains of Persepolis date from aroun

The entrance to the ancient city of Persepolis in Iran.  Persepolis came to power around 500 BC and embodied the success and power of the Achaemenid Empire that preceded the Greek and Roman Empires.

The entrance to the ancient city of Persepolis in Iran. Persepolis came to power around 500 BC and embodied the success and power of the Achaemenid Empire that preceded the Greek and Roman Empires.

The statue of "Homa" 2500 BC. The legendary mythological bird of the Persian Empire.  Persepolis, Iran.

A bird hovers around an Achaemenid era Gryphon (the First Persian Empire, circa 550 BC) Persepolis, Iran

Royal tomb of King Artaxerxes I., Achaemenid burial site Naqsh-e Rostam, Rustam near the archeological site of Persepolis, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Persia, Iran, Asia

Royal Tomb Of King Artaxerxes I., Achaemenid Burial Site Naqsh-e Rostam, Rustam Near Persepolis, Iran

Persepolis - the capital of the Persian Empire. It was sanctioned by Cyrus the Great.

Future trip/ Comeback tour ~ Persepolis, Iran Would love to check out the legacy of Persia (present day Iran) - ancient culture (tick), the throne of Solomon (tick) and the city of Persepolis (tick), probably great food too

Gate of All Nations, Persepolis, Iran

2 lamassu on the western portal of the Gate of All Nations, entrance to Persepolis (modern day Iran). The Lamassu is an apotrope, a mythological creature that wards off evil, originating in Babylonia and Assyria.

Nation Gate,Persepolis, Shiraz - Iran

Shiraz is the sixth most populous city in Iran and is the capital of Fars Province, the city's 2009 population was has a moderate.

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