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NAGHSH-E ROSTAM

  • You will see 4 tombs in the mountain of Darius I, Artaxerxes I, Xerxes I, and Darius II although historians debate about it.

NAGHSH-E ROSTAM
Each cross shaped above is over 75 feet high and 60 feet wide.

  • Eight stone carvings from Sassanian dynasty below the achaemenian tombs showing conquests of kings; believed was created to celebrate the victory of Sassanian king, over the Romanian invader, Valerian.

NAGHSH-E ROSTAM
A 25 ft high victory carving shows Roman leaders Valerian and
Philip the Arab abase themselves before their conquerer Shapur I in 260 A.D.

  • Used to be a ladder which visitors could climb up to the tombs but is no longer available. The size of these are incredible!

NAGHSH-E ROSTAM
Here you can see someone standing in front of the Shapur victory carving.

  • The building below, the Ka' be Zardusht (Kabba of Zoroaster), assumed to be a Zoroastrian fire temple from Achaemenian Period exists but scholars are uncertain about it's use.