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Persepolis, Iran

Persepolis was an ancient ceremonial capital of the second Iranian dynasty. This video shows the the archaeological remains but also uses cgi graphics to show the city as it used to be in all its glory.

Archaeological evidence suggests that the earliest remains of Persepolis date from around 518 BC. Andre Godard, the French archaeologist who excavated Persepolis in the early 1930s, believed that it was Cyrus the Great who chose the site of Persepolis, but it was Darius the Great who built the terrace and the great palaces.

UNESCO declared the citadel of Persepolis a World Heritage Site in 1979.

View the video of Persepolis on Google Maps

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