an ancient capital of Persia: its imposing ruins are in S Iran, about 30 miles (48 km) NE of Shiraz.
- Per·se·pol·i·tan [pur-suh-pol-i-tn], /ˌpɜr səˈpɒl ɪ tn/, adjective, noun
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How to use Persepolis in a sentence
From thence you may get through Persia to India; you could write an interesting letter from Persepolis.Stanley's Adventures in the Wilds of Africa | Joel Tyler Headley and William Fletcher Johnson
I was in Persepolis for the time, and the burning idol of their devotion almost converted me into a worshipper.The Town | Leigh Hunt
On one side of this is an inscription in ancient characters, different from those at Persepolis.
There are no appearances now either of a city, or a citadel, in any direction, about Persepolis.
The sculpture at Persepolis was also painted mostly in blue, a favourite colour in Egypt; but sometimes in black and in yellow.
British Dictionary definitions for Persepolis
the capital of ancient Persia in the Persian Empire and under the Seleucids: founded by Darius; sacked by Alexander the Great in 330 bc
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