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The ruins of Persepolis

Persepolis, Iran - The palace of the King of Kings, burned by Alexander the Great

Persepolis is the story of Satrapi's unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval - Age restriction

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The ruins of Persepolis

Relief sculpture, Persepolis, Iran, 5th-6th century BC. Detail of a stone frieze from the ancient capital of the Achaemenian kings of Persia, built during the reign of Darius I (522-486 BC)

Iran Persepolis _ The two lamassu on the western portal of the Gate of All Nations - the entrance to Persepolis. This lamassu is a bull with the head of a bearded man. The Lamassu is an apotrope, a mythological creature that wards off evil, originated in Babylonia and Assyria. and adopted by the Achaemenids.