Nagsh-e Rostam, Persepolis

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. Add Nagsh-e Rostam to your Persepolis travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Persepolis online trip itinerary planner .
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  • When I first saw it, it took my breath away. So long ago and still so intact. How they managed to do those carvings and buildings, is beyond my understanding. It humbles me.  more »
  • This valley is a gathering of the tombs of the Persian Emperors, divided by the Tomb of Shapur, Darius II, Xerxes the deep and Xerxes I. In the rock walls, the tombs of four emperors are buried deep in the mountains, only to see the entrance to the mausoleum, but not to enter. In addition to the mausoleum's surface, there are a number of wonderful giant relief wall paintings on the rock walls, and Ka ' Ba-ye zardosht (the cube of the cube of Zoroaster trivial), a strange and hitherto 鑿 building. The place is small and the scenery is few, but it leads us, standing on the hill on the side of the tomb, the story of the Four Emperors, this is a wonderful historical miracle for those who have great interest in history, even if I am not interested in history, listen to the story in the Sun, Ah!
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  • Achaemenid Royal Tomb found in the Rocky Mountains. What I said and the Valley of the Kings the Iran Edition. See the wall and dug into the cross located at the entrance of the Tomb, sarcophagus-like depending on the angle. Will 侮renakatta authority has built a mighty Empire, but they lost to Alexander in the Achaemenid and later Sassanid King Shapur I also am digging the relief nag set Rajab and this area. Sorry while you go places you cannot get inside the tomb of the atmosphere so you have time to think.
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  • Even seeing these carvings and how they did it back then is attractive, particularly when you know these mountains have embraced some of the most important kings of the Iranian history.
  • 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.
  • A holy and religious place for iranian people, there are 4 tombs of achaemenad, reliefs for sassanian and a relief from before arians eliminate, so glorious
  • Very beautifull. I believe all people around the wprld should see this place.
  • 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!

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