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Persepolis (Old Persian: Pārsa, Takht-e Jamshid or chehel menar)
The word Persepolis is a transliteration of the Greek Πέρσης πόλις (Persēs polis: that means “Persian city”).
Persepolis is located in 70 km northeast of Shiraz the center of Fars Province of Iran. It was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca 330-550 B.C). In contemporary Persian, this area is known as Takht-e Jamshid (Throne of Jamshid). The earliest remains of Persepolis date from around 515 BC. The ancient Persians called, it Parsa, which means “The City of Persians”. It consists of palaces of Darius, the greatest king of Achemenid Empire and some stone written and painted which shows the glory of this great Empire.