Ruins of Persepolis


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August 21st 2010
Published: September 2nd 2010
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Persepolis lies about 40 km outside the city of Shiraz (origin of the wine grape). It’s an amazing archaeological site dating back to 512 BC. It takes some imagination to get a full appreciation for what the place used to look like because it was burned to the ground by Alexander of Macedonia and hasn’t had much reconstruction done since it was rediscovered in the 1930s. It was really neat to see, but we’d recommend visiting at a different time of year when it’s not so hot during the day.It was a bit tough with the group travel thing since it was mid-morning when we arrived at the site and it was already getting pretty hot. The lighting wasn’t very good for photos but our guide was really knowledgeable so we learned a lot about the history of the site. That’s the thing about this type of group travel; it gives you a really good taste of things but always leaves you wanting a bit more.

On our way from Persepolis to Yazd we stayed at a 500 year-old Caravanserai that has been beautifully reconstructed to appear similar to how it was back in the days of the old Silk Road. This particular Caravanserai has been recognized by UNESCO for its reconstruction work.



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Jordan's truck job.
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Bar full of soft drinks.
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View from the roof.
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Inner courtyard


10th September 2010
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Looks familiar .....
.... You in the back locker! Brings back good memories. Loving the blog and photos. Gonna have to do another trip soon I think!
27th March 2011

Love is everlasting.
Hi dear friends I hope you had nice time in Iran, thanks for beautiful photos and reports. Best wishes. Soheil .IRAN-SHIRAZ.

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