Definition of Persepolis in English:


proper noun

  • A city in ancient Persia, situated to the northeast of Shiraz. It was founded in the late 6th century BC by Darius I as the ceremonial capital of Persia under the Achaemenid dynasty. The city's impressive ruins include functional and ceremonial buildings and cuneiform inscriptions in Old Persian, Elamite, and Akkadian.



/pərˈsepələs/ /pərˈsɛpələs/