17 August 2017

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The oldest historical and cultural monument of this territory is Persepolis (Takht-e Jamshid) as the origin of history and civilization of the old Persian is situated 65km northeast of city of Shiraz and reminds the Iranian national pride. The Majesty and pride in the stone structures of Persepolis even after 2500 years of construction of this stone building inspired dear passengers. The earliest remains of Persepolis or Parse date from 512 BC. According to the historical texts, the construction of this old historical complex has lasted 150 years.

The English word Persepolis is derived from Greek Persépolis (Περσέπολις), a compound of Pérsēs (Πέρσης) and pólis (πόλις), meaning “the Persian city” or “the City of the Persians”.

To the ancient Persians, the city was known as Pārsa, which is also the word for “Persia” (more accurately, the region of Persis).

Because Persians of Late Antiquity believed Jamshid, an Iranian mythological figure, built its monuments, since the time of the Sasanian period (224–651 AD) the site has been known as Takht-e-Jamshid (Persian: تخت جمشید‎ Text e Jamšīd, [ˌtʰæxtʰed͡ʒæmˈʃiːd], literally “Throne of Jamshid”).

Another modern Persian name for the site was Chel Menar (چهل منار), also transliterated as Chehel Menar and Chilminar, which means “40 columns.”

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