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Gate of All Nations

Gate of All Nations
View of the Gate of All Nations palace
ProvinceFars province
Region70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran
LocationIran Persepolis, Marvdasht, Iran
Geographic coordinates29°56′04″N 52°53′29″E / 29.934444°N 52.891389°E / 29.934444; 52.891389
TypeAchaemenid architecture

The Gate of All Nations (duvarthim visadahyum), also known as the Gate of Xerxes, is located in the ruins of the ancient city of Persepolis, Iran.

The construction of the Stairs of All Nations and the Gate of All Nations was ordered by the Achaemenid king Xerxes I (486–465 BC), the successor of the founder of Persepolis, Darius I the Great.[1]


It is from an inscription in the gate, known as the XPa inscription, that the building is known as the Gate of All Nations, constructed under the reign of Xerxes I.[2]



  1. ^ "Gate of All Nations". Archived from the original on 2014-03-07. Retrieved 2014-02-16.
  2. ^ "Persepolis, Gate of All Nations - Livius". 24 September 2020 [2004]. Retrieved 28 August 2023.
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