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Taq-e Bostan

Date of Submission: 09/08/2007
Criteria: (i)(ii)(iii)(iv)
Category: Cultural
Submitted by:
Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization
State, Province or Region:
Kermanshah, Kermanshah Province
Ref.: 5182
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This complex consists of a series of properties from prehistoric to historical periods such as Morad-Hassel Tepe, an ancient village, a Parthian graveyard and a Sassanid hunting ground. The most significant property of the complex belongs to the Sassanid one which comprises of two porticos (large and small Ivans) as well as outstanding bas-reliefs from the same period.

Statements of authenticity and/or integrity

The existing relics and properties, travellers' reports and travels of 19th and 20th centuries, scientific, historical and artistic studies.

Comparison with other similar properties

It is an incomparable site in terms of the number of bas-reliefs and the historical, political, religious, social, artistic values involved, but comparable with some works in Naqsh-e Rostam, Naqsh-e Rajab, Chogan Tepe and Firouzabad.