Naqsh-e-Rostam, Marvdasht

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 visit Naqsh-e-Rostam during your Marvdasht vacation using our convenient Marvdasht planner .
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  • Not to be missed when you visit very nearby Persepolis, where you can't find structures as imposing as these ones  more »
  • Here it is ancient Persia, this is perhaps the second character of ancient Persia, which is definitely worth a visit (tombs buried Darius I, Xerxes I, Artaxerxes I and Darius II).
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  • Returning from Persepolis to Shiraz. Tombs of Kings prior to Persepolis. If you are in a hurry or tired, needless to go, just a photo from the parking lot. We also see a beautiful stone building.
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  • Great place. If you are in Persepolis you need to be there too. It is difficult to exaggerate that place. Tombs of the greatest Persian Kings in one places. A lot of history of ancient times. Very good infrastructure. Helpful staff. Unfortunately like almost everywhere in Iran - tourists are paying 5 Euro, Iranians less than 1 Euro.
  • What can I say... A truly amazing place full of stories! Walking pass the ancient tombs you'll see reliefs in the rocks of how the Persian kings defeated the Romans and of Zoroastrian stories. Also watch the high tower on the left side of the terrain, which was once used as a burial tower; according to Zoroastian beliefs the four elements were holy, so a body couldn't just be put into the ground. Instead it was left on top of this tower until nothing was left but bones, which then were put into their tombs.
  • A place more sacred than Jerusalem. The burial place of several Achaemenid kings among whom the greatest is Darius I. You still feel the way this ancient necropolis influences you. Just sit there and contemplate the glorious past of Iran.
  • Do not miss this amazing and extraordinary place near the Takht-e-jamshid, and do not forget to bring hat and eye glasses. If you are interesting and eager to learn more about this you need a tour guide for sure.
  • In Naghsh-e Rostam you can see four tombs and one building from Achaemenid dynasty with a group of ancient Iranian rock reliefs cut into the cliff, from Sassanid dynasty; the last important relief is from Elam dynasty and it dates back to 1000 BC.
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