In The Footsteps of History September 26th 2015 Not many words or photos but Persepolis is historically significant enough to get it's own entry.
We were lucky, our guides had arranged for one of the previous archaeologists to give us a tour. Not only was he knowledgeable but he was also an interesting, lively, rebellious old boy who had no hesitation in sharing with us his stories of wine drinking and hunting and eating wild boar. I guess w ... read more
Middle East » Iran » South » Persepolis 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