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Naqsh-e-Rostam, Marvdasht

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Carved into the face of a mountain, Naqsh-e-Rostam stands on the outskirts of ancient Persepolis and features four monumental tombs for revered Persian kings. A majestic necropolis with sections well over 3,000 years old, the site boasts delicate carvings depicting rulers of the Sassanid Empire. Plan to see Naqsh-e-Rostam and other attractions that appeal to you using our Marvdasht itinerary builder.
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  • So far, under a huge impression. Recently re-read Shah-Nameh and here we are at the place of repose ...
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  • This place is where you can find the tombs of 4 of the Persian kings, high up in the cliff face. Direct access inside the tomb isn't possible and you will have to be content to admire from below, whic...  more »
  • Approximately 8 kilometers from Persepolis (definitely not to be missed) this archaeological site is incredibly beautiful-in the style of Petra in Jordan Board to see these four graves of the great kings of the Achaemenid Empire of Darius I, Xerxes I, Antaserse I and Darius II dug into the rock-impressive because you placed at a considerable height above the ground and made in the shape of a Christian cross , under which, always carved in rock, low relief bearing the victories-curious thing is the box that had been dug by another victory but at the last moment proved to be counterproductive because they were defeated (see attached photo).
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  • Ideally you need around 1 to 1.5 hour to explore Naqsh Rostam.... better to avoild mid day as the sun is very strong. There are 4 tombs at the mid level of the rock and not allowed to enter. There are wonderful rock mural at the low level of the rock face. The entrance is 100000 Rial (around US$3).
  • Not as interesting as Persoplois but definitely worth the visit
  • Breathtaking masterpiece from the Persian empire. Beautiful curving on the mountains, where is the temple of four kings from Achamemnan era. An absolutely must see for every history lover or who is keen to know where the first human civilizations come from.
  • Achaemenid great kings tombs from Darius to Artaxerxes
  • Beautiful carving like petra in Jordan