Takht-e Jamshid, a look at Iran’s colorful past (PHOTOS)

Takht-e Jamshid033

Takht-e Jamshid, a World Heritage Site, which is in Fars Province, is a reminder of Iran’s historical past.

Takht-e Jamshid, also known as Persepolis [literally meaning “the city of Persians”] was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550–330 BCE).

Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of Shiraz in Fars Province. The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BCE. UNESCO declared the ruins of Persepolis a World Heritage Site in 1979.

The following are pictures of the historical site released by different news agencies:

   
   

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