28 Historical Pictures From 2,500 Year Celebration Of The Persian Empire Before The Revolution

The 2,500 year celebration of the Persian Empire officially known as The 2,500th year of Foundation of Imperial State of Iran consisted of an elaborate set of festivities that took place on 12–16 October 1971 on the occasion of the 2,500th anniversary of the founding of the Imperial State of Iran and Persian Empire by Cyrus the Great. The intent of the celebration was to demonstrate Iran's old civilization and history to showcase its contemporary advancements under Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran.
The planning for the party took a year, according to the BBC Storyville documentary Decadence and Downfall: The Shah of Iran's Ultimate Party, which interviewed the people tasked by the Shah to organize the party.

1- Mohammad Reza Shah is talking with guests


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