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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 you return from Persepolis and are reminiscing of the impact it caused you, you come across these wonderful royal tombs. Initially you cover it, almost at a glance, but as you approach and discover each of them knowing that they buried none other than Dario, Xerxes, Attajerjes and Dario II, you realize the incomparable place where you are.
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  • After Persepolis I visited Nagsh-e-Rostam to see the tombs of Darius, Xerxes, Aragexes and Dario II sculpted into the impressive living rock.
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  • You won't be out of place in knee length boots and a whip ala Harrison Ford style walking amongst the grand relics. Easy access and definitely worth taking those steps back in time. Info in English translation a welcome inclusion.
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