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There were several satellite sites, Naqš-e Rustam and Takht-e Rustam.The Apadana or Audience Hall of Persepolis (map 1) belongs to the oldest building phase of the palace complex, the grand design by it founder, king Darius I the Great (r. In this large hall, the great king received the tributes from all the subjects in the Achaemenid Empire, and gave presents in return.A powerful sight meets us when we wander up against Kuh-i-Rahmat and recognizes the two major stairs that runs along the crumbling wall up to the plateau where the city is situated.Persepolis (Old Persian Pârsa, modern Takht-e Jamshid): Greek name of one of the capitals of the ancient Achaemenid Empire, founded by king Darius the Great (r.522-486 BCE).One of the arguments to assume that this was indeed the function of the Apadana, is the splendid relief on the eastern stairs, which consists of representations of all nations in the empire.
Persepolis Rising is the upcoming seventh novel in The Expanse series.
For over a year we have planned a trip to Iran and looked forward to visiting the ancient city of Persepolis.
We start early in the morning in a minibus with a private driver and guide and drive north from Shiraz.
Although this theory is certainly attractive, and although the celebration of a gift exchange festival in the Apadana is very likely, there is no hard evidence for the date of its celebration.
A relief that once was the center part of the northern stairs, shows king Darius on his throne, crown prince Xerxes behind him, two incense burners, and an important official, probably Pharnaces.