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Persepolis and Ancient Iran (Catalog of Exhibition Photographs, Oriental Institute, Univ. of Chicago)

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 1979
Size of heritage: 13 ha

Longitude: 52,890°
Latitude: 29,934°


Founded by Darius I in 518 B.C., Persepolis was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire. It was built on an immense half-artificial, half-natural terrace, where the king of kings created an impressive palace complex inspired by Mesopotamian models. The importance and quality of the monumental ruins make it a unique archaeological site.

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Published: December 27, 2013
Length: 17:08 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Bill Kleinsorge

Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550-330 BC). The earliest remains of Persepolis date from around 515 BCE. Archaeologists, believed that it was Cyrus the...

Iran-Studienreise 2/2, Teheran, Yazd, Shiraz, Persepolis, Isfahan.

Published: November 08, 2013
Length: 18:38 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: flowwalt

Reiseverlauf Oktober 2013: Teheran, Kashan, Abyaneh, Ardestan, Na'in, Yazd, Pasargadae, Kyros Grabmal, Naqsh-e Rostam, Shiraz, Persepolis, Isfahan, Natanz, Qom.

► Deep View Around in PERSEPOLIS IRAN - Tacht-e Dschamschid - تخت جمشيد‎

Published: March 22, 2014
Length: 33:59 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Masihi Rantanplan

NICHT KLICKEN: http://amzn.to/12fXSsI.

Iran - Persepolis

Published: April 30, 2014
Length: 11:31 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Jan van Bekkum

An improved version of this clip can be found at http://youtu.be/0xWcZowCJxM Magnificent, very well preserved excavation of the Archaemenid Empire from 520 until 370 BC.

Persepolis panorama

Published: December 13, 2008
Length: 36:53 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: lolajos

In hall of 100 colums.

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