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History and Importance of the City of Persepolis
Transcript of History and Importance of the City of Persepolis
Persepolis (City of Persians)
The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BC. The city was constructed during the reign of Cyrus the Great and Darius I. It was largely used for ceremonial purposes and was a burial ground to seven rulers of the Achaemenian Empire. Darius I made Persepolis the new capital of the Persian Empire.
In 330 BC Alexander The Great plundered the city and burnt the royal temple. It layed in ruins until it was discovered in 1620 AD. Scientific work wasn't enacted until 1931.
Importance of Persepolis
The city of Persepolis was the symbol of the Achaemened Dynasty. It was used as the seat of the government and a showplace for festivals. The city represented the glory and power of the Achaemened Dynasty.
Persepolis the city in this novel represents the loss of Iranian heritage and the struggle between western and middle eastern traditional ideals
The significance of Persepolis
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"Persepolis." United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 May 2014. <http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/114>.