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Takht-e Jamshid -Persepolis-Perspolis-Parse-Takht e Jamshid-The Throne of Jamshid-Chehel minar-Columns/Minarets

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Re: Takht-e Jamshid -Persepolis-Perspolis-Parse-Takht e Jamshid-The Throne of Jamshid-Chehel minar-Columns/Minarets

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Re: Takht-e Jamshid -Persepolis-Perspolis-Parse-Takht e Jamshid-The Throne of Jamshid-Chehel minar-Columns/Minarets

Postby Parvaneh » Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:46 pm

If you travel a distance of sixty kilometers from Shiraz northward in Marvdasht area you will run into a glorious archaeological site of Iran that reminds everyone of the glory of Iranian people’s art five centuries before Christ. It is called Takht-e-Jamshid (Parse) and some nations call it Persepolis. It comprises several premises. The architectural features of the premises and the construction of big halls using many columns indicate that the place was the ceremonial capital of the Iranian empire during the Achaemenid era and the premises were built to host the foreign guests who traveled to Iran from faraway lands.

Takht-e-Jamshid is 125,000 square meters and it has been built on a platform that is 8 to 18 meters higher than the Marvdasht plateau and comprises several sections including ceremonial palaces, small private palaces, the king’s treasury and forts for protection.

Based on historical facts, the construction of major palaces at Takht-e-Jamshid started at the time of the rule by Daryush I (512 B.C.) and its construction took 150 years to be completed. The Greek emperor, Alexander in his attack on Iran in 331 B.C. due to his anger and hatred towards the Iranian civilization, set Takht-e-Jamshid on fire and everything was burnt except the columns that were constructed on stone bases. In spite of this, you can still witness the glory and grandeur of this great historical accomplishment and is indicative of the astonishing architecture and the glory of Iranian art.

The American historian, Will Durant has described the columns and premises of Takht-e-Jamshid as the most glorious archaeological remains that are unique in the history of world architecture.

There are engravings in different parts of Takht-e-Jamshid that indicates the views of the people and Achaemenid kings 2500 years ago. You will see images of evergreen palm and pine trees on these engravings. Let us also mention Pasargad world heritage. Pasargad is situated 70 kilometers to the north of Takht-e-Jamshid. Pasargad has been registered in the list of UNESCO’s world heritage. Pasargad city that used to be the first capital of Achaemenid dynasty is in the heart of Fars province in the plain of Palvar river. The main area is 160 hectares that is surrounded by a big natural zone. The tomb of Cyrus is situated in Pasargad. The tomb was created in 530-540 B.C. using limestone with a white color. It is in the middle of royal gardens and it is made up of huge stones and the length of some of these stones even reaches seven meters.

Of course, there are other valuable historical sites in the vicinity of Takht-e-Jamshid that date back to the Sassanid, Parthians and Achaemenid eras.

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