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Persepolis or Takht-e Jamshid
Do you like to step in a place with such a great history that takes you to thousands of years ago? The glory and magnificence of the remains of the giant structures in Persepolis have turned it into one of the most famous historical attractions among Persian people. Located at about 60km northeast of Shiraz, Persepolis was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire king, Darius, who founded this city in 518 B.C. It is the right place to seek more about Persian civilization although a great amount of the city has been ruined in the fire set by Alexander the Great. The name of Persepolis is in the list of UNESCO World Heritage for its distinctive archeological sites. People of Iran call it Takht-e Jamshid which means the throne of Jamshid who is believed to be one of the first kings ruling over Persia according to Persian mythology.