Persepolis!April 2 in Iran
Today’s attraction: Persepolis! We hired a driver to take us across the Iranian plains from Yazd to Persepolis.
Along the route, there are actually a number of archaeological sites that more or less belong to the Persepolis archaeological site (we stopped at three, Pasargadae, Nagshe Rostam and Persepolis proper). We were impressed by the monumental buildings and tombs that were built about 2500 years ago. It’s hard to compare different cultures, but we’ve seen a number of archaeological sites now over the course of our travels and this was certainly the oldest and - with that age in mind - certainly one of the most impressive. We very much enjoyed looking at the detailed pictures of the various groups of peoples that were ruled by the Persian emperors. The engravings in Persepolis pictured them paying homage all differently: some carrying cloth, some bringing camels, others driving chariots and so on.Read more