Persepolis┬á was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550ÔÇô330 BC). It is situated 60 km northeast of the city of Shiraz in Fars Province, Iran. The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BC. It exemplifies the Achaemenid style of architecture. UNESCO declared the ruins of Persepolis a World Heritage Site in 1979.
Gate of All Nations
Persepolis the great architecture of Acheamenids has many attractive palaces and buildings for tourists visiting Iran which one of them is Gate of All Nations. The palace of all nations located near the stairways entrance has three┬áPuerto, the west and eastern ones has tow giants statues of human headed bulls inspired from Assyrian myths at the doorway.inside of the palace used to be a large room with four columns which now only three of them is standing tall.
The palace belonged to Xerxes but the foundation of its building goes back to The great Darius. Representatives of different countries under ruling of ┬áAcheamenids used to cross this gateway to enter the Persepolis, in a sense palace of all nations was a waiting room for them before attending to reception hall.
Although the two giant bulls which are the symbol of protections are an inspiration from Assyrian architecture but Iranians made some changes in it and their back feet show motion.
Some of the tourists who have visited this palace curved their name in the stones. Carsten Niebuhr a well-known German tourist and mathematician who also visited Bistun and┬áJames Justinian Morier the British diplomat and writer are some of these people.