Persepolis

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Per·sep·o·lis

 (pər-sĕp′ə-lĭs)
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.
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Persepolis

(pəˈsɛpəlɪs)
n
(Placename) the capital of ancient Persia in the Persian Empire and under the Seleucids: founded by Darius; sacked by Alexander the Great in 330 bc
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Per•sep•o•lis

(pərˈsɛp ə lɪs)

n.
an ancient capital of Persia: its ruins are near Shiraz in SW Iran.
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Noun1.Persepolis - an ancient city that was the capital of the ancient Persian EmpirePersepolis - an ancient city that was the capital of the ancient Persian Empire; now in ruins
Iran, Islamic Republic of Iran, Persia - a theocratic Islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia; Iran was the core of the ancient empire that was known as Persia until 1935; rich in oil
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