Before Alexander the Great or the Roman Empire, the Persian Empire existed as one of the most powerful and complex empires of the ancient world.
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Anthropology, Archaeology, Social Studies, Ancient Civilizations
This relief of two figures can be seen in the ancient Achaemenid capital of Persepolis, in what is now Shiraz, Iran. In 1979, UNESCO declared the ruins of Persepolis a World Heritage Site.
Photograph by Paul Biris
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May 20, 2022
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