In Photos: Persepolis & Necropolis, Iran

Persepolis (𐎱𐎠𐎼𐎿 in old Persian) was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550–330 BC). It is situated 60 kilometres (37 mi) northeast of the city of Shiraz in Iran. The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BC. It exemplifies the Achaemenid style of architecture. UNESCO declared the ruins of Persepolis a World Heritage Site in 1979.

Architectural plan of Persepolis / wikipedia.com

Visitors follow a long paved road to reach the ruins after purchasing tickets / photo by Argun Konuk

Well-preserved stairs of the entrance of Persopolis / photo by Argun Konuk

Ruins of the Gate of All Nations / photo by Argun Konuk

The city is built in Achemenid style / photo by Argun Konuk

Achaemenid style rock carvings / photo by Argun Konuk

Ruins of the city / photo by Argun Konuk

General view of Persepolis / photo by Argun Konuk

Ruins of the Palace of Darius the Great / photo by Argun Konuk

Ruins of the Palace of Darius the Great / photo by Argun Konuk

Tomb of Artaxerxes II / photo by Argun Konuk

Depiction of united Persians at the Apadana, Persepolis / photo by Argun Konuk

A camel that tourists can ride and take photos at the parking lot / photo by Argun Konuk

The investiture of Ardashir I / photo by Argun Konuk

Cube of Zoroaster, a cube-shaped construction in the foreground, against the backdrop of Naqsh-e Rostam (Necropolis) / photo by Argun Konuk

The investiture of Narseh / photo by Argun Konuk

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