Iran - Persepolis

"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."

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
The Audience Scene, Hall of a Hundred Columns, Persepolis, Fars, Iran. Nice fish stamps used. Thanks to Ingrid of Iran.

Postcard 2
Cool postcard of the ruins of Persepolis located near the modern city of Shiraz. About 2500 years ago, this was the ancient capitol of Persia and was destroyed by Alexander of Macedonia. In Iran, "...the Great" is not mentioned. Nice stamps. Thanks to Ingrid of Iran.

Postcard 3
Persepolis, Shiraz, Iran. From postcard set of Iran the Ancient Sun. Thanks to Fadli of Malaysia who bought it in Iran.

Postcard 4
Another postcard Persepolis, Shiraz, Iran from the postcard set of Iran the Ancient Sun.

Postcard 5
Palace of Daurius, Persepolis. Thanks to Carrie of Malaysia for mailing this postcard from Iran.

Postcard 6
Hadish Palace, Persepolis, Shiraz. Thanks to Uli of Austria for mailing from Shiraz, Iran.

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