It was probably the greatest construction project of antiquity: in 520 B.C. King Darius I of the Archaemenids had a forty-acre terrace piled up at the foot of the Kuh-e-Rahmat - the Mount of Mercy - in the central Persian plateau. Here the new capital of the Persian Empire was to arise: Parsa, or Persepolis. This program reconstructs the imposing site. The architects Wolfgang Gambke and Kourosh Afhami rebuilt Persepolis virtually with an animation program also used by architects and urban planners. Not only does the documentary breathe life into the splendor of Persepolis, it also recreates a picture of a world empire which was exemplary in its organization and administration.