Persepolis (Old Persian: P?rsa,Takht-e Jamshid or Chehel Minar) was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550-330 BCE). Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran. In contemporary Persian,the site is known as Takht-e Jamshid (Throne of Jamshid). The earliest remains of Persepolis date from around 515 BCE. To the ancient Persians,the city was known as P?rsa,which means "The City of Persians". Persepolis is a transliteration of the Greek Π?ρσης π?λις (Pers?s polis: "Persian city").
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