Seized and burned by Alexander the Great's conquering army, shaken by uncounted earthquakes, eroded by 25 centuries of rain, fluctuating temperatures and scouring winds, Persepolis-the greatest of the royal residences of ancient Persia-is a definitive ancient ruin.Yet, the place remains an awesomely impressive sight 2,500 years after it was built. Even today, those who step up to its gigantic terrace of 125,000 square meters and see its majestic columns are filled with a sense of awe drifting into a dream-like trance.A dream in which one tries to visualize the beauty and dazzling splendor of Persepolitan palaces before their sad destruction.This magnificent book consists of 72 pages of quite spectacular pictures. With some transparent overlays and 3-dimensional reconstruction of Persepolitan palaces as they were 2,500 years ago. A wonderful documentary film with beautiful footage from the most spectacular palace of ancient Iran-Persepolis, accompanied by 3-dimensional reconstruction of its remarkable palaces and halls.Throughout the film, renowned scholars from France, U.S.A. and Iran have also commented on the splendor and the function of Persepolitan palaces.The film, about 40 minutes long, is available on DVD.
Persepolis Recreated in the USA