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Keywords:
carving
stone
relief
bas-relief
sculpture
wall
palace
ancient city
empire
Achaemenid
Darius I
Persepolis
Persia
Iran
The ancient city of Persepolis in Iran was built by the Persian emperor Darius I in the 5th century BC. Although it was sacked and burned by Alexander the Great, the fine detail of the carved reliefs on many of its walls has survived even to the present day.

The ancient city of Persepolis in Iran was built by the Persian emperor Darius I in the 5th century BC. Although it was sacked and burned by Alexander the Great, the fine detail of the carved reliefs on many of its walls has survived even to the present day.

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