On the ISIL hit list: Persepolis


Persepolis, Iran

Perched on a giant stone plateau in the dusty foothills of the Zagros Mountains, the massive and magnificent palace complex of Persepolis exhibits the glory of the Persian Empire at its peak. Its ruins, uncovered by archaeologists in the 1930s, include columns, reconstructed buildings, and beautifully carved reliefs.  Pity with turbulence in the Middle East these days, most of us are not going to see it before they take it out.