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Persepolis, Iran  Photograph by James Blair    The ancient city of Persepolis in modern-day Iran was one of four capitals of the sprawling Persian Empire. Built beginning around 520 B.C., the city was a showcase for the empire's staggering wealth, with grand architecture, extravagant works of silver and gold, and extensive relief sculptures such as this one portraying envoys with offerings for the king.    The height of Persian rule lasted from about 550 B.C. until 330 B.C., when Alexander…

The ancient city of Persepolis (Iran) in modern-day Iran was one of four capitals of the sprawling Persian Empire. Built beginning around 520 B., the city was a showcase for the empire's staggering wealth, with grand architecture

Wonderful Tehran - http://www.travelandtransitions.com/destinations/destination-advice/asia/

Milad Tower, symbol of modern Tehran

Royal tomb of King Artaxerxes I., Achaemenid burial site Naqsh-e Rostam, Rustam near the archeological site of Persepolis, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Persia, Iran, Asia

Royal Tomb Of King Artaxerxes I., Achaemenid Burial Site Naqsh-e Rostam, Rustam Near Persepolis, Iran