It is said that Hegmataneh consisted of 7 round concentric citadels, each with special color and decoration. The outer wall column was white, and towards the center, the color of decorations were black, magenta, blue, orange and silver. The palace of the king that was located in the center was decorated in gold.
But this is not the only legend about Hegmataneh. Some Greek historians such as Ctesias mentioned that Semiramis, the Babylonian queen, was the person who built the city and ordered the supply of water by building a river from a lake in the Alvand mountains.