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Persepolis Definition

(Wikipedia) - Persepolis This article is about the ancient city. For other uses, see Persepolis (disambiguation). Persepolis Location Coordinates Type History Founded Periods Cultures Site notes Condition UNESCOWorld Heritage Site Type Criteria Designated Reference No. State Party Region
Shown within Iran
Fars Province, Iran
29°56′04″N 52°53′29″E / 29.93444°N 52.89139°E / 29.93444; 52.89139Coordinates: 29°56′04″N 52°53′29″E / 29.93444°N 52.89139°E / 29.93444; 52.89139
6th century BCE
Achaemenid Empire
In ruins
Official name: Persepolis
i, iii, vi
1979 (3rd session)

Persepolis (Old Persian: Pārśa, New Persian: Takht-e Jamshid or Pārseh), literally meaning "city of Persians", was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550–330 BC). Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of city of Shiraz in the Fars Province in Iran. The earliest remains of Persepolis date from around 515 BC. It exemplifies the Achaemenid style of architecture. UNESCO declared the citadel of Persepolis a World Heritage Site in 1979.

  • 1 Name
  • 2 Construction
  • 3 Archaeological research
  • 4 Geographic location
  • 5 Ruins
  • 6 Ancient texts
  • 7 Destruction
  • 8 After the fall of the Achaemenid Empire
  • 9 Modern events
    • 9.1 Sivand Dam Controversy
  • 10 Museums (outside of Iran) that display material from Persepolis
  • 11 Panoramic view
  • 12 See also
  • 13 Notes
  • 14 References
  • 15 Further reading
  • 16 External links


To the ancient Persians, the city was known as Pārsa (

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