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date: 26 November 2020

Persepolis, 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
Author(s):
John RobertsJohn Roberts

in Persis, a residence of the Achaemenid kings. Alexander (2) the Great in 331 bc took and looted Persepolis and set fire to the palaces; this served to bake a number of clay sealings. The royal quarters, built on a hill‐terrace, contained a treasury and symmetrically planned palaces with immense square columnar halls.... ...

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