Greco Persian wars
by tilo driessen, via Flickr. persepolis, the ancient capital of the persian empire, lies in ruins atop a magnificent man-made plateau rising above the plains. the sense of scale, the megalithic stonework, but mostly the exquisite beauty of sculptures and carved relief convey a faint impression of the splendor of the empire.
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Iran. Aerial view of the ruins at Persepolis. Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550–330 BC). Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran. The earliest remains of Persepolis date from around 515 BCE.