The Payvand Iran News reports on the Persepolis Ruins that –
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.
This historic and grand site deserves much attention and protection, but it has been ignored by the officials. And so over the years nature, thieves and vandals have left their mark on Persepolis causing significant damage…
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