12 Facts About Persepolis


Persepolis is near the small river Pulvar, which flows into the Kur River.

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Persepolis probably became the capital of Persia proper during his reign.

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Darius I's construction of Persepolis was carried out parallel to that of the Palace of Susa.

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Diodorus Siculus writes that Persepolis had three walls with ramparts, which all had towers to provide a protected space for the defense personnel.

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Persepolis's is said to have suggested it during a very drunken celebration, according to some accounts to revenge the destruction of Greek sanctuaries, and either she or Alexander himself set the fire going.

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Hakluyt's Voyages included a general account of the ruins of Persepolis attributed to an English merchant who visited Iran in 1568.

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Buildings at Persepolis include three general groupings: military quarters, the treasury, and the reception halls and occasional houses for the King.

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Since the time of Pietro Della Valle, it has been beyond dispute that these ruins represent the Persepolis captured and partly destroyed by Alexander the Great.

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Behind the compound at Persepolis, there are three sepulchers hewn out of the rock in the hillside.

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Bas-relief at Persepolis, representing a symbol in Zoroastrianism for Nowruz.

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The Council Hall, the Tryplion Hall, the Palaces of D, G, H, storerooms, stables and quarters, the unfinished gateway and a few miscellaneous structures at Persepolis are located near the south-east corner of the terrace, at the foot of the mountain.

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Persepolis performed costly sacrifices to the gods and entertained his friends bountifully.

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