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Persepolis, Iran

Written on: Wednesday April 23rd, 2008

A journal entry from: Trails in 2008

An easy day trip from Shiraz, this site was the ancient capital of the whole of the middle east and north africa, starting from around 500BC.  Quite different to the ancient sites of Syria and Jordan, with really intricate carving in a lovely black marble.  Our guide, Darius, and Mansoun the driver gave us an excellent taste of history and also what its like to live in Iran.  Loads of schools kids dangling around us again to make us feel like pop stars.