Machu Picchu vs. Persepolis

Machu Picchu

Thousands of feet above sea level, a majestic settlement perches on a mountaintop. Built in the fifteenth century, Machu Picchu is an engineering feat and an architectural marvel of the Inca Empire. The complex, however, was relatively short-lived and Machu Picchu was abandoned when the Spanish conquered the Inca in the sixteenth century. Will Machu Picchu's ArchaeoMadness success be brief as well?

Persepolis

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?

Machu Picchu
48 votes
Persepolis
14 votes
Total votes: 62
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