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Sunset at Persepolis. Photo Jona Lendering.

Persepolis



Persepolis (Old Persian PÔrsa, 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).
  
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Map op Persepolis. Design Jona Lendering.
Persepolis: buildings
1 Apadana
2 Treasury

3 Darius' palace
4 Xerxes' gate
5 Stairway
6 Xerxes' palace
7 Harem
8 Hall of hundred columns
9 Hall of 32 columns
10 Tomb of Artaxerxes III
11 Unfinished gate
First period: Darius I the Great (518-490)
Second period: Darius I / Xerxes (490-480)
Third period: Xerxes (480-470)
  • Hadiš (Palace of Xerxes) (map 6)
  • Queen's Quarters (map 7)
  • Tripylon or Council Hall
  • "Palace D" (??)
  • Southern Buildings
  • Fourth period: Artaxerxes I
    Fifth period: fourth century
  • Tomb of Artaxerxes II
  • Palace of Artaxerxes III ("Palace G")
  • Hall of thirty-two columns (map 9)
  • Tomb of Artaxerxes III (map 10)
  • Army road and Unfinished gate (map 11)
  • Unfinished tomb
  • Other


    Persepolis with the Gate and Stairs of all Nations and the Palace of Darius. Drawing by Cornelis de Bruijn (1704/1705; published 1711).

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    ę Jona Lendering for
    Livius.Org, 2004
    Revision: 24 May 2010
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