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Ancient Architecture : Ancient Persia

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Lost Worlds investigates the very latest archaeological finds at Persepolis.


Protecting Ancient Heritage eBook

National Geographic

Under the leadership of Cyrus the Great, Persia ruled the world's first true empire, centered in Iran and stretching from Europe to Egypt to India.

Khan Academy

The heart of ancient Persia is in what is now southwest Iran, in the region called the Fars. In the second half of the 6th century B.C.E., the Persians (also called the Achaemenids) created an enormous empire reaching from the Indus Valley to Northern Greece and from Central Asia to Egypt.