Treasury

Ruins in Persepolis

The southeastern corner of the site is dominated by Darius’ Treasury, one of the earliest structures at Persepolis. Archaeologists have found stone tablets in Elamite and Akkadian languages detailing the wages of thousands of workers. When Alexander looted the Treasury, it’s reported he needed 3000 camels to cart off the contents. The foundations of walls and the bases of 250 columns are all that remain.