Takht-e Jamshid (Persepolis)

    Persepolis is one of the most beautiful architectural masterpieces of the second half of the first millenniumB.C and was created by the able hands of ancient artists.

    The construction of persepolis began during the reign of DariusI(552-486 B.C)about 518 B.C, and continued under his son Xerxes I(486-465B.C)

    and his grandson Artaxerxes I (464-425 B.C).The building operations of this magnificent ensemble went on for more than a century and it eventually began falling into ruin after the downfall of the Achaemenian dynasty.Stones from nearby Rahmat mountain(the mountain of mercy)which were adequate in every way for the purpose,were used in the construction of this ensemble.

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