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Persepolis. Iran | by H.L.Tam
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Persepolis. Iran

Founded by Darius I in 518 B.C., Persepolis was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire. It was built on an immense half-artificial, half-natural terrace, where the king of kings created an impressive palace complex inspired by Mesopotamian models. The importance and quality of the monumental ruins make it a unique archaeological site.

 

Persepolis - UNESCO World Heritage Centre

 

The whole set of "Iran Sketchbook" :

 

www.flickr.com/photos/hltam/sets/72157629238332280/with/7...

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Taken on March 9, 2012