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Alexander the Great Vs Persia - (CC 2, wk5)

One of numerous examples of bas-relief in Persepolis, Iran: Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550–330 BC) until its destruction by Alexander the Great, when the city gradually declined over the course of time.

Persepolis View

Persepolis (Iran) was the center and ceremonial capital of the mighty Persian Empire. It was a beautiful city, adorned with precious artworks of which unfortunately very little survives today. In 331 BC, Alexander the Great, in the process of conquering the Persian Empire, burnt Persepolis to the ground as a revenge for the burning of the Acropolis of Athens. Persepolis remained the capital of Persia as a province of the great Macedonian Empire but gradually declined in the course of time.