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Persepolis: Historic Iranian site

06-26-2012 22:41 BJT

In Iran, visitors to a historic site of the Achaemenid Persian Empire, are getting a close up view of the wealth the empire enjoyed some 2,500 years ago.

Persepolis was a center of world politics, power and wealth, and the capital of ancient Persia. Located 70 kilometers north of the modern city of Shiraz, the 12,5000 sq meter site contains magnificent palaces, featuring large entrances and huge columns.

It remained buried until the early 1930s, but has since attracted large numbers of tourists. At the height of the Persian Empire, representatives of dozens of subject countries ascended the palace stairs to present their gifts to the Persian emperor.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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