Persepolis Ancient City is the biggest historical chance of Iran. Persepolis is originally a Greek Word and it means Persian city. The city is located between Tehran and Shiraz cities today. Construction of the city started in 520 BC at Persian Empiror Darius’ age and construction lasted for presumably 200 years. There are mostly bases of the buildings in the area today.
The entrance of the city is via Gate of All Nations. Visitors also use this gate to enter the city. Beautiful columns and animal figured stones still stand. King Xerkes constructed the gate. On the top of the gate there is an inscription on which the date of construction and how the construction was done are written.
Apadana Palace is one of the mostly standing buildings here. The palace is older than the gate and it is near the entrance. King Darius, who had a great impact on the city, lived at this palace.
Apadana Stairs is the other work worthed to be seen. One of the most interesting places is the way around these stairs. The way is preserved very well. There are rock paintings on the walls of the way and these paintings are like the first day. There are also special historical figures on the walls which were painted to attract foreigner statesmen. There has been a large ceremonial hall in the middle of the area for festivals and rites. Just columns remain standing today. And there are figures of gods on the coulumns.
There are buildings here which give information about regime of that age. There is one statehouse and treasure house is next to it. There are also palaces of other different kings for themselves. These palaces are located on Palaces Hill.
Persepolis is such a fascinating place that I can go to Iran just to visit it. Thanks for reading.