ARCHITECTURE: Aerial view of the ruins at Persepolis. 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.
Pergamon Museum - Berlin, from Susa, an ancient city of the Elamite, Persian and Parthian empires of Iran. It is located in the lower Zagros Mountains about 250 km east of the Tigris River, between the Karkheh and Dez Rivers.
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