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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  • Necropolis of the first emperors Achaemenids, Darius the great, Xerxes, Artaxerxes I and Darius II. Beautiful "Cliff" with the entries of these tombs cut into the mountain. Lowest of very many bas-reliefs representative of the scenes of life and scenes of combat of these emperors. Don't miss this tour immediately following that of Persepolis.
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  • In front of a Rocky Mountain, the Royal tombs are arquemenidas cave, cruciform and bas-reliefs, very nice and interesting thing to visit, are separated between if and in the same rock and are a great size. They have a great interest in Iran, by the Kings than in these are.
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  • For Iranian, Cyrus the Great is the symbol of pure and rich history of Iran. He was one of the greatest kings ever in history of mankind, and he's also the precursors of human rights. It's amazing and unbelievable how Cyrus's tomb was built to remain for eternity. It's architecture is fabulous and beautiful. Pasargad is a must see place for those who visit Shiraz.
  • Naqsh-e Rustam is consist of four ancient tombs cut high into the cliff face. These ancient tombs belong to the Achaemenid Rule (500–330 BC), hence, it is quite ancient. Few Engraved pictures on the walls gives hint about important incidents. Nevertheless, this is another historical site which attracts lot of foreign tourists & local Iranians. Those who are keen of visiting tombs of Kings, Naqsh-e-Rustam is good site to be visited.
  • Also named as Necropolis, you will see 3 gigantic tombs built inside the rock. It's definitely impressive! You don't have to pay the expensive tourist entrance (200k IRR) you can see the moment from outside!
  • Very nice place to see, probably best after visiting Persepolis. Sassanid bas reliefs are very well explained, but there is little information about kings graves, which is quite a shame (especially because ticket is 200k rials for foreigners). But information gathered in Persepolis can help, tombs are very similar to those there.
  • If you are going to visit Persepolis then you have to go though Naqsh-e Rostam and visit the old tombs mainly coming from the Achaemenid dynasty but also from the Sassanid period. Those tombs dates back to down to 1000BC. Unfortunately they are highly damaged but it is advised to have a guide (easily found in Persepolis in every languages) to understand their meaning. Each tombs has a common event sculpted in the stone. Great ancient monuments not to miss

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