Wednesday, 15 June 2011

114 IR - Persepolis (1979)

Brief Description

"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."



Source UNESCO WH website

Courtesy of elbe from postcrossing forum

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