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Country : Iran

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Photos marked as were added from 23 May 2020.


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Iran
Persepolis
Palace of 100 Columns
Lions and flowers.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Palace of 100 Columns
Carved head.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Palace of 100 Columns
 View from the palace to the hillside tomb of Artaxerxes II.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Palace of 100 Columns
 Eagle griffins topping a column.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Family.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Site Museum
The former harem has been converted into a museum.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Site Museum
 Burnt fabric from the fire that destroyed Persepolis.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Site Museum
 Bronze trumpet used for heralding visitors.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Site Museum
 Horn shaped ceramic drinking vessel.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Site Museum
Water pipes made of clay.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Site Museum
Mortar and pestle.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Site Museum
Spear heads.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Site Museum
Jar with animal heads.
2010
Iran
Naqsh-e Rajab
Naqsh-e Rajab is a collection of Sassanian reliefs.
2010
Iran
Naqsh-e Rajab
The site dates from the 3rd century.
2010
Iran
Naqsh-e Rajab
 The Sassanian reliefs are carved into the rock.
2010
Iran
Naqsh-e Rajab
The Zoroastrian deity, Ahura Mazda (left) giving the halo of light to the first king of the Sasinid Dynastry, Ardashir.
2010
Iran
Naqsh-e Rajab
Faded carved figure.
2010
Iran
Naqsh-e Rostam
 Naqsh-e Rostam is the site of the rock carved tombs of four Persian kings. It is 5km from Persepolis.
2010
Iran
Naqsh-e Rostam
Darius I Tomb
 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.
2010
Iran
Naqsh-e Rostam
Darius I Tomb
Victory of Bahram II (274 - 294).
2010
Iran
Naqsh-e Rostam
Triumph of Shaper I
 The Triumph of Shaper I is a Sassanian carving near the tomb of Darius I. It shows the capture of the Roman Emperor, Valerian in 260 AD at Edessa (the modern Urfa in Turkey).
2010
Iran
Naqsh-e Rostam
Triumph of Shaper I
 Detail showing the Roman Emperor, Valerian kneeling before the Persian king's horse.
2010
Iran
Naqsh-e Rostam
 Sassanian carvings showing Narse (294 - 302), the king of Armenia being crowned.
2010
Iran
Naqsh-e Rostam
Xerxes Tomb
 The tomb of Xerxes (died 465 BC) sits at right angles to other tombs at Naqsh-e Rostam.
2010
Iran
Naqsh-e Rostam
Xerxes Tomb
 Carvings above the tomb including the Zoroastrian symbol and the king supported by representitives of the 28 subject nations.
2010
Iran
Naqsh-e Rostam
Xerxes Tomb
 Detail of the representatives of the subject nations. Their interlocking arms signify the unity of nations.
2010
Iran
Naqsh-e Rostam
Xerxes Tomb
 The entrance to the tomb is decorated with columns topped with double bulls.
2010
Iran
Naqsh-e Rostam
The tombs of Darius II and Artaxerxes I.
2010
Iran
Naqsh-e Rostam
The Equestrian Victory of Hormozd II (302 - 309) below the tomb of Artaxerxes I.
2010
Iran
Naqsh-e Rostam
Darius II Tomb
 The tomb of Darius II (died 405 BC) with a Sassanian carving of Hormozd II (died 309 AD).
2010
Iran
Naqsh-e Rostam
Darius II Tomb
 Detail from the tomb.
2010
Iran
Naqsh-e Rostam
 The Kaba Zartosht dates from the 5th century BC and is thought to be a fire temple.
2010
Iran
Naqsh-e Rostam
Desert flower.
2010

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