The key that finally unlocked the mystery came not from Babylonia, but from Persepolis in Persia.
They did not come there directly from Persepolis or Susa, but from Mesopotamia.
According to Arrian, it was the castle of Persepolis which Alexander burned.
Persepolis was distinguished for the magnificence of the treasures which it contained.
It would have been madness to leave Ctesiphon unassailed, and to press forward against Susa and Persepolis.
The tombs near Persepolis are the finest which have yet been examined.
These mystical relics are but a short journey from the celebrated ruins of Persepolis.
The gilding also is still preserved in the ruins of Persepolis.
When this ass of a preacher brayed, it made Persepolis tremble.
Thebes, and Troy, and Persepolis, and Palmyra have vanished from the face of the earth.
ancient capital of Persia, founded 6c. B.C.E. by Darius the Great; from Greek, literally "city of the Persians," from Perses "Persians" (see Persian) + -polis "city" (see polis). The modern Iranian name for the place is Takht-e-jamshid, literally "throne of Jamshid," a legendary king whose name was substituted when Darius was forgotten.