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Nagsh-e Rostam, Persepolis
(4.6/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This place is more commonly called Nekropolisom, because the Muslim hero of the epic, Rustam, is a place like Armenia, is irrelevant. In artfully carved into the rock giant tombs lie the great the ancient kings of Persia: Darius I, Darius II, Xerxes I and Artaxerxes i. Complex amazes with panache and skill performance. An incredible place. If I saw it in a movie, would have thought that the scenery or computer graphics-so unrealistic it looks. The tombs, archaeological zone interesting rock reliefs depicting acts of great kings, as well as building, which is called the "cube of Zoroaster", but on the appointment of which we can only guess so far. Can you have to unravel this riddle?
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  • Tombs of dislodged directly into the rock, and looks it is very grandly (assuming not seen like this before). Definitely worth a look. We hesitated to go or not, because little time remained for inspection of Shiraz, and I'm really glad that still drove. The only pity is that admission is the same as in Persepolis, as the difference is still significant. From Persepolis we took a taxi, while the taxi driver tried to screw the price and will certainly take us back, claiming that taxi drivers there. We refused, but taxi drivers and the truth has not been caught, then hitchhike back. By Tomb covers bus Isfahan-Shiraz, you can ask the driver to stop if you are coming from Isfahan. Near the Tomb sold magnets and make fresh juices. Though not cheap, but very tasty drink Pomegranate juice on heat.
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  • We didn't go all the way up, which is probably more impressive. We didn't want to pay to go up and we could see it from a bit further and that was enough.