Lost Worlds: Persepolis (2006)

History Channel

The ancient city of Persepolis in modern-day Iran was one of four capitals of the sprawling Persian Empire. Built beginning around 520 B.C., the city was a showcase for the empire's staggering wealth, with grand architecture, extravagant works of silver and gold, and extensive relief sculptures such as this one portraying envoys with offerings for the king. Source: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/ancient/photo/persepolis-iran.html
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A forgotten ancient city in Iran was described in its day as the richest city under the sun. One of the impressive locations of the ancient world, Persepolis was burnt adn destroyed by Alexander the Great in 330 BC and lay forgotten for over 2000 years. This film travels to Iran to bring Persepolis back to life and investigate the complesities of the Persiam empire that was responsible for creating this city.

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