IRAN: Discovering PersopolisBACK
Iran is one of the most ancient countries of the planet. Thousands of monuments and picturesque attractions make Iran a hot tourism spot. The Iranian style of architecture is unique and creative, One example of that piece is the Persopolis, also known as Takht-e Jamshid (Throne of Jamshid). Persopolis is also in the list of Unesco world heritage site, a must see when visiting Iran. The Persopolis although in ruins, it remains a jewel and a legacy of the Persian Empire. What you will see today is only a glimpse of its former glory, its proof that this ancient city was lost for thousands of years. Believing to be built in 518 B.C., I can only be in awe and be amazed of this structure.A brief history about Persopolis
“The magnificent palace complex at Persepolis was founded by Darius the Great around 518 B.C., although more than a century passed before it was finally completed. Conceived to be the seat of government for the Achaemenian kings and a center for receptions and ceremonial festivities, the wealth of the Persian empire was evident in all aspects of its construction. The splendor of Persepolis, however, was short-lived; the palaces were looted and burned by Alexander the Great in 331-330 B.C. The ruins were not excavated until the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago sponsored an archaeological expedition to Persepolis and its environs under the supervision of Professor Ernst Herzfeld from 1931 to 1934, and Erich F. Schmidt from 1934 to 1939. “How to get here:
Persopolis is located in Shiraz south of Tehran. From tehran you can take Iran air to fly to Shiraz, It only takes 1.25 hours, and from the airport It will only take 1 hour drive to Persopolis.