City of Persians

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Construction on the ancient “City of Persians”, or Persepolis began around 518 B.C.E. on a site chosen by Darius I from lands conquered by Cyrus the great. It took over 100 years to built and was one of the most magnificent cities in the ancient world. Persepolis is located 70 Km northeast of the modern city of Persepolis is located 70 Km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in Fars province.

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