Persepolis — City of Persians

Around 60 km northeast of Shiraz, at the foot of the Koh-e-Rahmat (Mountain of Mercy) in Iran, lie the ruins of one of the greatest cities of the Achaemenid Empire: Persepolis.

Known as Parsa in Old Persian (meaning city of Persians) and Takht-e-Jamshed in modern Persian, Persepolis is now a UNESCO World Heritage site, designated as such in 1979.

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