« previous next »
Photo 3  

Persepolis and Ancient Persia Photo 3

Persepolis and Ancient Persia

October 7th 2012
Ancient Persepolis - the heart of ancient Persia - today’s Iran. Towering columns, massive gateways, monumental staircases and exquisite reliefs. Its almost impossible to imagine these ruins in their former splendor. And to imagine the proud empire that held the Greeks at bay for so very long. It started in the 7th century BC with Persepolis being constructed in the early 500 BCs. At its he ... read more
Middle East » Iran » South » Persepolis

Iranian Flag Known as Persia until 1935, Iran became an Islamic republic in 1979 after the ruling monarchy was overthrown and the shah was forced into exile. Conservative clerical forces established a theocratic system of government with ultimate political author... ... read more
Tot: 1.572s; Tpl: 0.024s; cc: 9; qc: 47; dbt: 0.0276s; 1; m:saturn w:www (; sld: 1; ; mem: 1.4mb