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Persepolis. Ruins of the Gate of Nations, Persepolis, Iran, at night. The city of Persepolis was once the capital of the Achaemenid Persian Empire, and dates from about 500 BC. It was founded by Darius the Great around 518 BC and destroyed by Alexander the Great. The Gate of Nations was the main entrance of Persepolis.
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