Naghsh-e Rostam
January 11, 2021
Shekoufeh Ahmadi
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In Naghsh-e Rostam, you can see the works of the Elamite, Achaemenid, and Sassanid periods. In addition, the tombs of several great kings such as Darius and Xerxes, Ardeshir I, and Darius II are located in Naghsh-e Rostam. Apart from these, there are very beautiful relics from the coronation of Ardeshir Babakan and the victory of Shapur I over the Roman emperor.

In ancient times, the square entrance doors were locked by large stones, and were actually sealed. Everything is identical, with the only difference being the cuneiform inscription above the tomb of Cyrus the Great and that of Xerxes. Another building in Naghsh-e Rostam is one that has actually been given the wrong name. After the Arab invasion, those who thought that every religion should have a center for itself named the building the Kaaba of Zoroastrians. While the use of this building has been the preservation of the Avesta book and the court treasure.

In a Nutshell

Naghsh-e Rostam, located in the mountains of Fars, includes a historical site with the oldest buildings, tombs, relics, and inscriptions of ancient Iran. The difference between Naghsh-e Rostam and other historical attractions of Fars is the placement of works from three prominent historical periods in it. Around Naghsh-e Rostam, other historical areas are an important source for understanding the civilization of ancient Iran.

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Time: 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Price: IR500000