New railway line threatens future of ancient Achaeminid capital

November 14th, 2007 - 2:20 am ICT by admin  
The railway route will pass through the Marvdasht Gorge, which is located between Mount Hossein and Mount Rahmat.

The railway embankment had originally been constructed at a distance of about 350 meters from Naqsh-e Rustam in the autumn of 2006. The magnificent ruins of Persepolis lie at the foot of Mt. Rahmat.

Persepolis was the capital of the Achaeminid Empire. Persepolis or Takht-

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