The Throne of Jamshid

Persepolis, Iran

Persepolis, Iran

This great postcard of Persepolis, the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire comes from Soode who lives in Iran. The city was built 515 BC and was laid to waste in 330 BC, with the conquest of the region by Alexander the Great. The city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. In contemporary Persian, the site is known as “The Throne of Jamshid,” who was a mythological king of Iran. The specific place shown on the postcard is Tachara Palace, which was the throne room of Darius I. He unfortunately did not see it being completed and after his death, his successor, Xerxes I, finished the job. Very interesting. Thank you Soode!