Persepolis – a lost city rediscovered

IMG_0091 We spent a great morning wandering around Persepolis, having the whole place completely to ourselves for the first 2 hours of the day.

We camped right by the entrance protected by some friendly security guards and were able to enter at 8am before the tourist coaches arrived.

The city is about 2500 years old and is on a massive scale. It was hidden by sand until the 1930’s when it was ‘rediscovered’ and extensively excavated. The bas reliefs are absolutely amazing and from the hill above the city you get a real feel for it’s enormous scale.

Here’s a short slideshow:

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