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To the ancient Persians, the city was known as Pārsa ("The City of Persians").*[2] The English word Persepolis is derived from the Greek Πέρσης πόλις Pérsēs pólis ("Persian city"). In contemporary Persian, the site is known as تخت جمشید Takht-e Jamshid ("The Throne of Jamshid"), and چهل منار Chehel minar ("The Forty Columns/Minarets").

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