A city in ancient Persia, situated to the north-east 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.
Definition of Persepolis in:
- The US English dictionary