Persepolis, Shiraz, Iran

“The magnificent palace complex at Persepolis was founded by Darius the Great around 518 B.C., although more than a century passed before it was finally completed. Conceived to be the seat of government for the Achaemenian kings and a center for receptions and ceremonial festivities, the wealth of the Persian empire was evident in all aspects of its construction.”

http://www.iranchamber.com/history/persepolis/persepolis1.php

 

 

 

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