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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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  • It's amazing how myths are in contact with reality. Thought all this tales turned out-all true.
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  • It is only fifteen minutes away from Persepolis, so you could do both on the same day. Walk close so you can see the reliefs and the beautiful work. The crosses probably symbolize the four elements of...  more »
  • This site of the tombs of the ancient kings of Persia is located just a few kilometres from Persepolis and is easily combined on a day trip, although it's obviously better if you pre-arrange you own t...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Great place to visit along with Persepolis, about 30-60 min to walk around.
  • Tomb of all the famous kings, it's not a must visit destination also you cannot go inside the tomb.
  • Amazing historical site with the opportunity for a camel ride.
  • Never had any plans to come to this part of the world, but it is now one of my favorites, if you are into old history then it's just amazing.