Mir Castle Complex in Belarus

Mir Castle Complex in Belarus

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Mir Castle is a unique monument of Belarusian architecture that impresses with its strength and solidity and with all that, gracefulness and finality, and sophisticated external decoration. Its great towers, tall walls, three-storied palace keeping mysterious traces of the past look so majestic even now. It is located at Mir – a small town on the banks of the river Mirunka in the district of Korelichy within the county of Grodno. The construction of this Belarus Gothic style castle was started in the 1520s by Duke Ilinich. In 1568 the castle came into the hands of Mikolay Radziwil, who completed it in Renaissance style. The successful blend of Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture makes Mir Castle one of the most impressive castles in Europe.

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Palace of Persepolis – Great Persian Temple Complex

Palace of Persepolis – Great Persian Temple Complex

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The palace of Persepolis was planned and begun by the Persian emperor Darius I in the early fifth century BC, although it was not until the reign of his grandson, Artaxerxes, that it was finally finished around the year 425 BC. Conceived to be the seat of government for the Achaemenian kings and a center for receptions and ceremonial festivities. It was one of the great Persian temple complexes until it was destroyed by Alexander the Great in 331 BC. The ruins were not excavated until the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago sponsored an archaeological expedition to Persepolis and its environs under the supervision of Professor Ernst Herzfeld from 1931 to 1934, and Erich F. Schmidt from 1934 to 1939. Persepolis was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.

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