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Takht-e Jamshid,Parseh

تخت جمشید ، پرسپولیس،پارسه


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(Wikipedia) - Persepolis This article is about the ancient city. For other uses, see Persepolis (disambiguation). Persepolis Location Coordinates Type History Founded Periods Cultures Site notes Condition UNESCOWorld Heritage Site Type Criteria Designated Reference No. State Party Region
Shown within Iran
Fars Province, Iran
29°56′04″N 52°53′29″E / 29.93444°N 52.89139°E / 29.93444; 52.89139Coordinates: 29°56′04″N 52°53′29″E / 29.93444°N 52.89139°E / 29.93444; 52.89139
Settlement
6th century BCE
Achaemenid Empire
Persian
In ruins
Official name: Persepolis
Cultural
i, iii, vi
1979 (3rd session)
114
Iran
Asia-Pacific

Persepolis (Old Persian: Pārśa, New Persian: Takht-e Jamshid or Pārseh), literally meaning "city of Persians", was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550–330 BC). Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of city of Shiraz in the Fars Province in Iran. The earliest remains of Persepolis date from around 515 BC. It exemplifies the Achaemenid style of architecture. UNESCO declared the citadel of Persepolis a World Heritage Site in 1979.

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To the ancient Persians, the city was known as Pārsa (

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