Persia’s Forgotten Empire

Dig into a forgotten past as archaeologists scour ancient Persepolis for clues to understand the Persian empire.

Using these archaeological evidences, Persia’s Forgotten Empire manages to showcase what life was like over 2 500 years ago.

We’ll enter what remains of Persepolis in Iran and unravel the historic birth of the city, its greatest days and its eventual demise.

Said to be the heart of the ancient Persian Empire, the civilization’s power emanated from Persopolis. A city where coffers overflowed with riches beyond most civilizations.

This would all come to a stop, however, when famed conquerer Alexander the Great sacked and burned down the city in 330 BC. Hereafter Persepolis lay in ruins and forgotten for over 2000 years.

But to understand the empire, we’ll have to discover the forgotten.

Unearthing the ancient city today, modern day archaeologists bring Persepolis back to life and investigate the complexities of the Persian empire.

Persia’s Forgotten Empire
  • Info
  • Release date2002
  • Full runtime
  • Director(s)Charlie Smith
  • Part of the seriesLost Worlds
  • Also known asThe Forgotten Empire
  • Production companyDarlow Smithson Productions