Gyeongju vs. Persepolis


Gyeongju was the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Silla, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea, and was founded in 57 BC. At its peak in the 9th century AD, Gyeongju may have had as many as a million residents. The remains of temples, palaces, pagodas, statues, and more have earned Gyeongju a reputation for being one of the largest outdoor museums in the world. We can think of a million reasons to vote for Gyeongju, can you?


This ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire dates back to the sixth century BC and was founded by Darius the Great. The site is best known for its splendid palace complex which was looted in 330 BC by Alexander the Great. Will ArchaeoMadness give this ancient city a chance to shine once more?

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