Monday, March 23, 2020


ANCIENT URBAN GEOGRAPHY: Persepolis: Symbol of Ancient Iran. TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Persepolis, the ceremonial capital of the Persian Empire, was once known as the richest city under the sun. A nice little photo essay.

Persepolis does not appear in the Hebrew Bible. But it is mentioned in 2 Maccabees 6:2 as the site of the downfall of Antiochus IV Epiphanes.

It was an important Achaemenid Persian site and also is of interest for that reason. And the Persepolis Fortification Archive has produced an important corpus of Persian-era Aramaic and other texts. See here (related post here) and follow the many links.

Bible Places also has lots of good material and links on Persepolis.

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