Saturday, 12 October 2013 17:45

Chogha Zanbil ziggurat

Chogha Zanbil is One of the greatest elamite buildings and the remnants of ancient history of mesopotamia. This great fortress was originally a temple and is situated in South-west of Iran in Province of Khuzestan near the Susa city. 

This region is ripe with ancient history of Iran and mesopotamia. Chogha Zanbil is one of those fascinating places. At the first glance it is like a fortress built near the River Dez which is a big branch of Karoun River.

Published in Temples
Thursday, 11 April 2013 14:16

Persepolis

Persepolis (Old Persian: 'Parseh', New Persian: تخت جمشید/پارسه, 'Takht-e Jamshid') was an ancient ceremonial capital of the Persian Empire. The largest and most complex building in Persepolis was the audience hall, or Apadana with 72 columns. Persepolis is situated some 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of Iran (Persia). In contemporary Persian language the site is known as Takht-e Jamshid (Throne of Jamshid) and Parseh. To the ancient Persians, the city was known as Parsa, meaning The City of Persians, Persepolis being the Greek interpretation of the name Περσες (meaning Persian)+ πόλις (meaning city).

Published in Preislamic