Persepolis Renovated

March 17, 2002
TEHRAN - Some of the main sections of Persepolis, Naqsh-e Rostam, and Pasargad have been renovated this year.

The Cultural Heritage Organization has renovated the main sections of Persepolis, such as Sad-Sotoun (100 Columns) in the southeastern section, the southeastern gate, the Hadish Palace, and the Melal Gate.

The tomb of Dariush, the tomb of Kourosh, the gates of the Darvazeh Palace, and the image of the winged man have also been renovated.

Persepolis, the ancient capital of Iran, is one of the most important historical and architectural monuments of Iran and the world, and has been registered as a world historical monument.

Persepolis was built on the vast plateau of Marvdasht, on the slope of Rahmat Mountain, which was sacred for the Parthians, in the year 518 B.C.

Persepolis is 135,000 square meters in area, and was the capital of the Persian Empire for almost 200 years.