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Persepolis
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Persepolis
Achaemenid
Mesopotamian

Founded by Darius I in 518 B.C., Persepolis was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire. It was built on an immense half-artificial, half-natural terrace, where the king of kings created an impressive palace complex inspired by Mesopotamian models. The importance and quality of the monumental ruins make it a unique archaeological site.

Place/country: Iran,
Series: NHK World Heritage 100,
Type: Documentary
Duration: 00:03:00
Publisher/producer: NHK,
Published in: 1979

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