Persepolis
Persepolis (Old Persian Pârsa): Greek name of one of the capitals of the ancient Persian empire, founded by the great king Darius; Darius the Great king, King of Kings, King of countries, son of Hystaspes, an Achaemenian, who built this palace.The founding inscription reads "Darius the great king, king of kings, king of countries, son of Hystaspes, an Achaemenian, built this palace." Other palaces and an audience hall were added by Xerxes, and completed by his son Artaxerxes. The magnificent town was destroyed by the Macedonian king Alexander the Great in the first months of 330; when he saw the ruins several years later, he regretted his act.
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