, “Darius the Great,” built much of Persepolis on a large rock terrace overlooking the city; after his death it was completed by his son and successor, Xerxes.
A succession of kings then followed, ruling an enormous empire stretching to India, northern Africa and west to the Danube in Europe.
Pictured, Princess Anne at the Pageant of Persepolis in October 1971What really singles out the Shah of Iran’s three-day party at Persepolis as the true ‘party of the century’ was its impact.
It would simply state "Bulletin" or "Programs and would be tied to a specific building so that the proper local unit meeting time could be referenced to show the appropriate unit's Meeting Bulletin when scanned during the day before or during a meeting.
The picture vividly made the point that keeping records on gold plates was not at all strange, as people in Joseph Smith’s day – and long afterwards – thought, but was a legitimate ancient practice.
Today we know of dozens of examples where gold, silver, bronze and other metals have been used to preserve the important texts of ancient cultures, many of them stored in stone ancient record-keeping using metal plates.
At the highest point on the terrace a huge “Audience Palace,” the , was built to receive visiting leaders.
Its massive roof was supported by 72 stone columns of which only 14 still stand.