Persepolis

Decimal degrees: 29.934692N, 52.891187 E; WGS84.
UTM: 39R, 682536(e), 3313052(n); WGS84.
Modern Name: Takht-e Jamshid
Non-Latin Local Name: تخت جمشید
Ancient Name: Pārsa
Confidence: 6 = Medium, co-ordinate may be imprecise. Suggest co-ordinate ->

 

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Exploring Routes and Plains in Southwest Iran Cameron Petrie
Exploring Routes and Plains in Southwest Iran (2005)
Satellite imaging has given a new dimension to fieldwork in the varied terrain of Southwestern Iran, where the Zagros mountains separate the Mesopotamian lowlands from highland Iran, and whose successive ridges enclose fertile intermontane valleys. These fertile enclaves were often settled as early as the Neolithic, and have a continuous history of occupation down to the present day. They gained a historical importance as stepping stones on routes through the mountains (both for transhumance and trade), and as nodal points in the formation of political units.

 

  Site Condition, Preservation and Accessibility
Current or recorded site condition:
Site protected
 
Site accessibility to general public:
Public museum
Map showing historical imagery where available

 



How to cite this page: 'OpenAtlas Site Information: Persepolis', ArchAtlas, Version 4.1, http://www.archatlas.org/openatlas/oashow.php?s=4, Accessed: 14 December 2017