Persepolis, ancient city of Persia, ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid empire under Darius I and his successors. The administrative capitals were elsewhere, notably at Susa and Babylon. The ruins of Persepolis lie 30 mi (48 km) NE of Shiraz in a fertile plain of the Pulvar River, with strong natural mountain defenses. There are ruins of the palaces of Darius I, Xerxes, and later kings as well as the citadel that contained the treasury looted by Alexander, the ruins lie on a huge platform constructed of limestone from the adjacent mountain. Here are incredible facts about ancient city of Persia.
#1. A showcase of Persian wealth
Persepolis was built to be a showcase of Persian wealth, and also as a seat of the Government for the
Achaemenid Empire. The man behind the plan of such a great palace was King Darius the Great, around the time of 518 BCE.