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Persepolis (Takht-e Jamshid)

Persepolis (greek), commonly known as Takht-e Jamshid by the Iranians, is a complex of palaces used by the Achaemenid kings as their summer capital until Alexander the Great destroyed it. Built on the slope of a mountain now known as Rahmat, the construction of this site was completed over a span of 150 years.

The palace consists of a number of stairways, columns, expansive terraces, rock paintings, and statues.

The Apadana Palace is the most impressive, and its interiors are beautifully adorned with colored tiles representing animals and trees. Apadana was built by Darius the Great between 515 BC and 485 BC.

Other buildings situated in Takht-e Jamshid are the Hadish Palace, Tachar Palace, and royal treasury.

The Persepolis is situated about 44 miles northeast of the city of Shiraz.

Persepolis  Map