Step back in time with a visit to Persepolis, a place that could apparently only be ruled - or sacked - by someone with the moniker "The Great" attached to their name. Declared a World Heritage site, it was built by Darius the Great as the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire, and was later partially destroyed by Alexander the Great during his reign of conquest. Today it provides a glimpse into a time where empires were literally built and destroyed at the whim of a few legendary men. The ruins are quite extensive and include colossal buildings on a 125,000 square meter terrace, and in 1971 Persepolis was the staging area for 2,500 years celebration for Iran's monarchy. No visit to Iran would be complete without a visit to this awesome historic site.
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- Location: Persepolis, Iran