An ancient city of Persia northeast of modern Shiraz in southwest Iran. It was the ceremonial capital of Darius I and his successors. Its ruins include the palaces of Darius and Xerxes and a citadel that contained the treasury looted by Alexander the Great.
Capital of the ancient Persian Empire, near the modern city of Shiraz, Iran.
Persepolis Sentence Examples
The Romans knew as little about Istakhr as the Greeks had done about Persepolis - and this in spite of the fact that for four hundred years the Sassanians maintained relations, friendly or hostile, with the empire.
Papak had made himself king of the district of Istakhr (in the neighbourhood of Persepolis, which had fallen to ruins).
Alexander entered Persis, the cradle of the Achaemenian house, and came upon fresh masses of treasure in the royal city, Persepolis.
PERSEPOLIS, an ancient city of Persia, situated some 40 m.