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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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(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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(pərˈsɛp ə lɪs)

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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*Friezes from Tadmor and Persepolis - From Balbec, and the stilly, clear abyss
* Voltaire, in speaking of Persepolis, says, "Je connois bien l'admiration qu'inspirent ces ruines - mais un palais erigé au pied d'une chaine des rochers sterils - peut il être un chef d'œvure des arts !"
`So well-girded Polycaste, the youngest daughter of Nestor, Neleus' son, was joined in love with Telemachus through golden Aphrodite and bare Persepolis.'
The spectator is apt to imagine that nature had formerly suffered some violent convulsion; and that these are the dismembered remains of the dreadful shock; the ruins, not of Persepolis or Palmyra, but of the world!
The painter must introduce no ornament inconsistent with the climate or country of his landscape; he must not plant cypress trees upon Inch-Merrin, or Scottish firs among the ruins of Persepolis; and the author lies under a corresponding restraint.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Persepolis FC captain Hadi Norouzi died at the age of 30 in Tehran on Thursday.
But Lindsay Allen, a specialist on Persepolis at King's College London, said fewer artifacts were smuggled out in the 19th Century than many dealers believe.
They take on Persepolis who finished top of Group C ahead of Qatar's Al Sadd, Uzbekistan's Nasaf Qarshi and the UAE's Al Wasl.
Zayed is under contract with Persepolis until May but is getting sick and tired of the wage disputes.
Mighty Persepolis fell 1-0 to Saba Qom in the final game of the
The former head coach of Persepolis, Hamid Derakhsan, resigned on Monday.
Zayed scored 12 goals in 14 appearances for Persepolis after signing in January, five of which came in the Asian Champions League.