Nasqsh-e Rostam and Naqsh-e Rajab
Iranian CulturalHeritage Organization
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An ensemble of historic, religious and artistic works from the Achaemenian and Sasanian periods located within a small perimeter near the monuments of Persepolis and those of the pre-Sasanian city of Estakhr, between which flows the Polvar river.
1. Naqsh-e Rajab, at the foot of Mt.Hosain, where Elamite remains are to be found, an important funerary ensemble of Achaemenian kings, particularly the graves of Darius I and Xerxes, exists. Their facades bear Achaemenian bas-reliefs and 6 important bas-reliefs from the first half of the Sasanian period are visible below them.
2. Naqsh-e Rajab: several hundred meters away from the remains of the city of Estakhr, four bas-relief panels from the early Sasanian period exist within a small ensemble.