Persepolis, the homeland of Persians is located in Marvdasht County in Fars Province, Shiraz city. You can enjoy to visit the archaeological site of Persepolis as one of the sites of UNESCO World Heritage. Surfing Persia subset of Safarhaye Bartar Donya (SBD) Tour and Travel Agency in Shiraz, gives you this opportunity to visit the royal city of Persepolis in its Eye-Catching Tour, Iran Masterpieces Tour, Iran Ancient Tour, Rose Water Festival, Qahqai Nomad Tour, Shiraz Daily Tour and Shiraz a city of Flowers Tour. In the tours, we drive from Shiraz to Marvdasht County and visit Persepolis and Necropolis (Naqsh-e Rostam) in 70 km distance then return back Shiraz.
Persepolis is one of the world’s greatest archaeological sites and the magnificent remains rest at the foot of Kuh-e Rahmat in south-western of Iran. Persepolis was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire founded by Darius I in 518 B.C. The king of kings created an impressive palace complex based on an immense half-natural terrace and half-artificial, inspired by Mesopotamian models. The quality and importance of the monumental ruins make it a unique archaeological site.
Persepolis was primarily designed to be a spectacular and showplace center for the receptions and festivals of the Achaemenid Empire and kings. Persepolis is well-known as the gem of Achaemenid ensembles in the fields of construction technology, urban planning, architecture and art as well as the unique witness of the Persian ancient civilization. On this terrace, successive kings erected a series of architecturally stunning monuments, particularly the Throne Hall (Hundred-Column Hall), the massive Apadana Palace, reception rooms and dependencies.
The terrace is a grandiose architectural creation with its double access stairs, contingent Assyrianesque propylaea (monumental gateway), walls covered by sculpted friezes at various levels, gigantic sculpted winged bulls and the remains of large halls. The Achaemenid architects were able to use a minimum number of astonishingly slender columns to support open area roofs by engineering using lighter roofs and using wooden lintels,. The columns were topped with elaborate capitals which typical were the double-bull capital where resting on double volutes, placed back-to-back, the forequarters of two kneeling bulls, extend their coupled necks and their twin heads directly under the intersections of the ceiling beams