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Nagsh-e Rostam, Persepolis

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Stand in awe at the tombs of four ancient kings of Persia, carved into the side of a mountain, at Nagsh-e Rostam. Walk around the remains of one of the oldest cities in the area, discovered in 1930 by a group of archaeologists, and admire the burial site. The only thing more impressive than the tombs themselves are the reliefs that decorate the surroundings; the oldest allegedly dates back to the beginning of the second millenium BCE. Look carefully, and you'll see carvings of faces in the mountain, still visible after all this time. Using our world travel planner, Persepolis attractions like Nagsh-e Rostam can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The tombs of Xerxes and other rulers carved into the cliff face. Immensely huge constructions with some carvings in very good condition.  more »
  • After Persepolis we drove to Nagsh=e Rostam and saw the tombs of several rulers int the cliff face. Opposite is this building that is still a puzzle to the historians. Was it a tomb? Was it a temple? ...  more »
  • This is a small but very exciting site - the burial site of Darius 1 and probably Xerxes and Artaxerxes. These tombs and the reliefs cut into the rocks, including the magnificent one of a Sassanid kin...  more »
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  • It's not the biggest place but I liked it. The stone carvings in this massiv walls telling the history of persi is cool to see. We stopped there on our way from Yazd to Shiraz before we visted Persepolis.
  • An impressive place. But the entrance for tourists is too high as in many touristic places in Iran.
  • Unreal. I had no idea Iran had its own Petra! Incredible history in this area. An absolute MUST SEE!
  • Intetesting to see kings tombs not like kongdom vally in Egipt. It is not possible to go inside...
  • I went there with a group and we didnt have much time - only 45 minuts. It was definitely not enough. I recommend 2 hours to fully appreciate this wonderful place.