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Day 9 - Sun 14th To Yazd -  Persepolis and Pasargadae. This morning we continue our journey through striking mountain scenery, pausing to visit the ruins of Pasargadae (pics), built in 6th century BC, as well as one of the ancient world’s most impressive sights – the ruins of Persepolis (Pics). Constructed by Darius the Great 500s BC and destroyed by Alexander the Great, 300s BC.  The ruins tell the story of the unquestioned glory and power of the Achaemenid Empire.

 
Shiraz Hotel (almost finished)


Persepolis (Pics) 500 BC Persian empire palace (ruins)
 


Grand Hall


Kings Burial


King Living area with concubines and  staff

 


Tombs of kings


Sights as we travel to Yazd - 5 hours


Portrauts of solders killed in Iran / Iraq war


World's oldest cedar tree  4,000 - 8,000 years old


Received and invite by a local family to join them at their home.  They were so kind hospital and friendly.  Definitely an extended family of kindness and love.

 
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