Persepolis, Takht-e Jamshid

پرسپوليس - تخت جمشيد

Its ancient name was Parsa to ancient Persians, its modern name is  Takht-e Jamshid, (Persian: Throne of Jamshid), to Iranians it was the capital of the Achaemenid  kings of Iran (Persia). Persepolis is located about 50 kms northeast of Shiraz in the province of Fars in southwestern Iran. It was set on fire by Alexander upon his defeat of Darius III.

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