Gate of All Nations, main entrance of the city, Persepolis - article with photographs

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The relief on the Northern Staircase of the Tripylon, Persepolis, depicting Nobles at Ceremonies

The relief on the Northern Staircase of the Tripylon, Persepolis,
depicting Nobles at Ceremonies

From the dawn of history, Persia has been a distinct and important cultural entity. Its position as a vast natural fortress, with mountain ranges, enabled the Persians to preserve their individuality inspite of the conquests by the Arabs (7th century), the Turks (10th century), and the Mongols (13th to 15th centuries).

Today, Iran remains a country rich in traditions, with a culture which has had great influence on other countries, both in Central Asia, and throughout the world.

"Human beings are all members of one body.
They are created from the same essence.
When one member is in pain,
The others cannot rest.
If you do not care about the pain of others,
You do not deserve to be called a human being."

A Quote from:
Mosleh al-Din Saadi Shirazi
( 13th century Persian poet, from Shiraz )

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