Gates of all legacies

Gates of All Nations, Persepolis, Shiraz, Iran

Twenty four years ago, in my high school library, I learned how the kings of Persia built their empire and made their legacy in the form of Parsa, the great capital of Persia.

Iwas told today that it was the empire leaders – father and son and grandson – who continuously built the city greater than they could do on their own. This metropolis’ glorious years had to end when it was ransacked and burnt down by the envious Alexander the Great (although he was the one who gave name Persepolis or the city of the Persians).

This Gate of All Nations (where I’m standing at) was meant to invite and welcome nations’ leaders under the rule of Persian Empire. Imagine if all nations’ leaders aimed for legacy bigger than what they on their own could do?

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