Saturday, January 22, 2022


PERSEPOLIS (southwestern Iran)

Once the seasonally-occupied ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire in modern day Iran, it rested on a walled platform, with grand entrances and five halls of varying size. Its function is unclear. The name means "Persian city" in Greek (from the Old Persian name "Parsa"). It was looted in 330 by Alexander the Great's army, and burned thereafter.

(Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons; CTTO)

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