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Country : Iran

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Photos marked as were added from 1 October 2017.


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Iran
Persepolis
 A damaged Xerxes and an attendant carved on the main gate of the Palace of 100 Columns.
Iran
Persepolis
 View from the Palace of 100 Columns to the hillside tomb of Artaxerxes II.
Iran
Persepolis
 Eagle griffins topping a column.
Iran
Persepolis
Site Museum
 Burnt fabric from the fire that destroyed Persepolis in the site museum.
Iran
Persepolis
Site Museum
 Bronze trumpet used for heralding visitors.
Iran
Persepolis
Site Museum
 Horn shaped ceramic drinking vessel.
Iran
Persepolis
Naqsh-e Rajab
 Naqsh-e Rajab, close to Persepolis, is a collection of Sassanian reliefs dating from the 3rd century AD.
Iran
Persepolis
Naqsh-e Rostam
 Naqsh-e Rostam is the site of the rock carved tombs of four Persian kings. It is 5km from Persepolis.
Iran
Persepolis
Naqsh-e Rostam
 The tomb of Darius I (died 486 BC) is the oldest at Naqsh-e Rostam. The later tombs plus the ones at Persepolis were modelled on this.
Iran
Persepolis
Naqsh-e Rostam
 The tomb of Darius I has later Sassanian carvings below it. This shows Narse, the king of Armenia being crowned.
Iran
Persepolis
Naqsh-e Rostam
 The Triumph of Shaper I is a Sassanian carving beneith the tomb of Darius I. It shows the capture of the Roman Emperor, Valerian in 260 AD at Edessa (the modern Urfa in Turkey).
Iran
Persepolis
Naqsh-e Rostam
 Detail from the Triumph of Shaper I showing the Roman Emperor, Valerian kneeling before the Persian king's horse.
Iran
Persepolis
Naqsh-e Rostam
 The tomb of Xerxes (died 465 BC) sits at right angles to other tombs at Naqsh-e Rostam.
Iran
Persepolis
Naqsh-e Rostam
 Carvings above the tomb of Xerxes including the Zoroastrian symbol and the king supported by representitives of the 28 subject nations.
Iran
Persepolis
Naqsh-e Rostam
 Detail of the representatives of the subject nations. Their interlocking arms signify the unity of nations.
Iran
Persepolis
Naqsh-e Rostam
 The entrance to the tomb of Xerxes is decorated with columns topped with double bulls.
Iran
Persepolis
Naqsh-e Rostam
 The tomb of Artexerxes I (died 425 BC) with a Sassanian carving of Hormozd II (died 309 AD).
Iran
Persepolis
Naqsh-e Rostam
 Detail from the tomb of Darius II (died 405 BC).
Iran
Persepolis
Naqsh-e Rostam
 The Kaba Zartosht dates from the 5th century BC and is thought to be a fire temple.

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