View from the south
(Old Persian Pârsa, modern Takht-e
Jamshid): Greek name of one of the capitals of the ancient
Achaemenid empire, founded by the great king Darius (522-486 BCE).
There were several satellite sites, like Naqš-i
Rustam and Takht-e
The so-called Garrison Quarters are east of the palaces of Persepolis. Their
function is unknown, and there
is no certainty about the date of their construction. The name is just
conventional. However, they were certainly constructed after the Hall of Hundred Columns, because they
have the same dimensions. This means that these buildings were built by king Artaxerxes
I Makrocheir (465-424) or one of his successors.