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    Lost Worlds - Persepolis (Iran)

  • Charles Cranston

    You Tube, History Channel, Persia: Engineering an Empire

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    Lost Worlds - Persepolis One of the impressive locations of the ancient world, Persepolis was burnt and destroyed by Alexander the Great in 330 BC and lay forgotten for over 2000 years. This film travels to Iran to bring Persepolis back to life and investigate the complexities of the Persian empire that was responsible for creating this city.

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Persepolis - Iran. Founded c500 BC, Persopolis was the capital of the Achaemenian Empire. It was sacked by Alexander the Great in 330 BC, after which it declined and was abandoned. The ruined city survives on a vast platform with doorways, columns and flights of steps. Bas reliefs show trees and other plants.

What's so striking about the ruins of Persepolis in southern Iran, an ancient capital of the Persian Empire that was burned down after being conquered by Alexander the Great, is the absence of violent imagery on what's left of its stone walls.

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 was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran / The Gate of all Nations

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.

Persepolis is the ancient capital city of the Persian empire before it was burnt to the ground by Alexander the Great ... the ruins are now protected as a world heritage site ... and everytime i go to Iran i love to visit this place ... i always find something new and love to learn more about my culture, heritage and history.