Persepolis remained lost to the world and buried in sand until the 1930s when excavations started. It is now now an archaeological site located in southern Iran and is one of the most artifact-rich archaeological sites in the world. It was named Parsa and known to the ancient world as The wealthiest city under the sun but later under subsequent Greek influence became known as Persepolis, The city of the Persians. This expansive land has been the cradle of an ancient civilization, and governmental center of Persian king of kings and several dynasties for millenniums.
In the Persepolis monuments and structures, one could find the essentials, foundations, and lofty values of the Persian masterful architectures, because it was important for them what they built, why they built it, and for whom they built it. so, they have designed and created such masterpieces which one, by looking at each section of them, would feel pride and exaltation.
While staying and appending time in the environment of Persepolis, one would feel good, peace, solace, optimism, and humbleness.
The winged symbol is the Fravashi, the guardian spirit of an individual
Passing the entrance of the Gateway to all Nations
Double-Headed Eagle Guardian - Eagle is a zoroastrian symbol of Air
Head of a bull guarding the entrance to the Hundred-Column Hall in Persepolis
Gateway to all Nations and the entrance into the ancient city of Persepolis
The ruins of Persepolis at Night
A mythical twin-headed animal with the head of an eagle and body of a lion
O man, I am Cyrus son of Cambyses, who founded the empire of Persia and ruled over the World. Do not grudge me my monument. This is an inscription said, in antiquity, to have graced the Tomb of Cyrus the Great and it is the most imposing monument at Pasargadae. It was here that the great ruler and founder of the Persian Empire established his ceremonial capital for the Unification of All People around the known World.
Pasargadae - Tomb of Cyrus the Great on the occasion of the 2500th anniversary