About 35 miles from todays Shiraz Iran, was the town of Parsa that referred to as Persepolis in Greeks. it absolutely was founded within the sixth century BC by the Kings of the primary Persian Kingdom. the town was grew beneath later Kings and its finest monuments, together with the Throne Hall shown here conjointly referred to as the “Hundred Column Hall” were commissioned by Xerxes I in 470 B.C. The Throne Hall’s eight stone doorways are adorned with reliefs and also the northern portico is flanked by 2 colossal stone bulls. it's believed that the Throne Hall and also the Gate of All Nations that led to it were utilized in New Year celebrations, when representatives of tribe nations presented their annual tribute to the Persian King. Persepolis continued to flourish until thirty three BC, when it absolutely was burned and destroyed by Alexander the nice.