on recent studies at Persepolis, experts believe that the
ancient capital of the Persian Empire was constructed with
Geologist Abdol-Azim Shah-Karami said on Friday that the
recent studies show that the architects and stone masons
also made use of a scale model in the construction of
stone masons would later assemble the stone pieces, which
were marked by numbers, one after the other like a puzzle.
The heavy massive stones were later fastened together with
special clamps," he noted.
According to Shah-Karami, the expert stone masons of the
Achaemenid era quarried the stones from mines using
advanced tools and the stones were later carried to the
site and placed in their designated places.
Persepolis was established by Darius I in the late 6th
century B.C. Its ruins lie 56 kilometers (35 miles)
northeast of Shiraz in Fars Province.