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Country: Iran
Category: Cultural Sites
Criteria: (i)(iii)(vi)
Date of Inscription: 1979

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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World Heritage Sites in Iran (16)

Flag of Iran Iran
Capital: Tehran
Currency: Iranian Rial (IRR)
Language: Persian
Time Zone: UTC+3.30

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