Founded by Darius I in 518 B.C., Persepolis was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire. It was built on an immense half-artificial, half-natural terrace, where the king of kings created an impressive palace complex inspired by Mesopotamian models.

The importance and quality of the monumental ruins make it a unique archaeological site.

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Persepolis

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Region
Asia and the Pacific
Country
Iran 
Category
Cultural
Name
Persepolis
Selection Criteria (?)
(i)(iii)(vi)
Year of Registered
1979
Keyword
Registered in 1979