Lying in the middle of a plane in the middle of modern day Iran is a forgotten ancient city, Persepolis. Built two and a half thousand years ago it was known in its day as the richest city under the Sun. Persepolis was the capital of the largest empire the world had ever seen but for over two thousand years after its destruction, it was largely ignored.
The life and achievements of the Persians who built this place were erased from history, they are still somewhat of an enigma to us and we don’t really know them as well as we would like to think we know the Greeks or the Romans or the Egyptian. They are one of the remaining mysteries of ancient civilizations.
Lost Worlds: Persia’s Forgotten Empire takes us to Persepolis and through high-end computer graphics, lavish re-enactment and the latest archaeological evidence brings them to stunning televisual life.