Alexander the Great destroyed the ancient Persian city of Persepolis in 330 BC. Some believe he did it to make the Persian World more civil.
But history teaches us otherwise.
The Persian Empire was worth conquering because it was the greatest empire the world had yet seen. And Alexander knew it.
"History through Persian Eyes" presents an interesting perspective by Professor Ali Ansari, one of the world's leading experts on Iran. Included are links to a three-part series from BBC Radio exploring world history from a Persian perspective.