Persepolis



[per-sep-uh-lis] /pərˈsɛp ə lɪs/

noun
1.
an ancient capital of Persia: its imposing ruins are in S Iran, about 30 miles (48 km) NE of Shiraz.
/pəˈsɛpəlɪs/
noun
1.
the capital of ancient Persia in the Persian Empire and under the Seleucids: founded by Darius; sacked by Alexander the Great in 330 bc

ancient capital of Persia, founded 6c. B.C.E. by Darius the Great; from Greek, literally “city of the Persians,” from Perses “Persians” (see Persian) + -polis “city” (see polis). The modern Iranian name for the place is Takht-e-jamshid, literally “throne of Jamshid,” a legendary king whose name was substituted when Darius was forgotten.

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