Photo of Gotz Balonier Gotz Balonier

Gotz Balonier in Lost Capital of the Persian Empire

Persepolis: Re-discovering the Lost Capital of the Persian Empire

2008 NR

This enlightening documentary allows viewers to experience the glory of Persepolis, the capital of the Persian Empire built in 520 B.C. by King Darius I of the Archaemenids, who first created a 40-acre terrace to hold the spectacular complex. Architects Wolfgang Gambke and Kourosh Afhami use a computer animation program to virtually re-create Persepolis. The film also explores the history and culture of the Persian people of that era.