Nagsh-e Rostam, Persepolis

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#7 of 15 in Historic Sites in Fars Province
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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  • August 18, 2017
    The greatness of an empire in the funerary monuments of some of their leaders. I would give, and believed, Xerxes I, Arcajerjes I and II Daro. 4 monumental funerary monuments cross of the Achaemenid era and a few impressive reliefs selucidas supplementing them
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  • August 9, 2017
    By understanding the fact behind this place you'll see how wonderful were the people in that era....  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Located on the same site as Naqsh-e Rajab - we went to see the imperial tombs of the Persian empire the day after Persepolis. It was not on the same scale, but equally amazing. From the entrance to th...  more »
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  • June 19, 2017
    A place you must visit after Persepolis. This is the tomb of the kings who built Persepolis. This place is very near Persepolis and will not take you too much time to visit.
  • May 14, 2017
    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.
  • May 13, 2017
    An impressive place. But the entrance for tourists is too high as in many touristic places in Iran.
  • April 8, 2017
    Unreal. I had no idea Iran had its own Petra! Incredible history in this area. An absolute MUST SEE!
  • May 14, 2017
    Intetesting to see kings tombs not like kongdom vally in Egipt. It is not possible to go inside...

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