Persepolis, Iran, Photograph by James Blair, The ancient city of Persepolis in modern-day Iran was one of four capitals of the
Persepolis - Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud, dir. - France (2007)
The Grand Circle Just as every point along the equator is 6,215 miles from both the North and South Poles, every point along this circle of ancient sites is 6,215 miles from two axis points on Earth. Many ancient sites such as the Ziggurut of Ur, the Pyramids of Giza, and the cities of Petra and Persepolis lie along this 'grand circle'