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Pasargadae and Naqsh-e Rostam

Naqsh-e Rostam is the site where the tombs of four Achaemenid kings were sculpted into the rocks.

Beneath the tombs are some bas-reliefs. These are from a later era and depict some of the Sassanid kings. The Sassanid dynasty reigned 226-652.

Close to this place is Pasargadae where the tomb and remainders of the palace of Cyrus II (590-530 BC), the founder of the Persian Empire under the Achaemenid dynasty, can be visited.

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In Naqsh-e Rostam zijn de graven van vier Achaemenidische koningen in de rotsen uitgehouwen. Onder deze graven is een aantal bas-reliefs te zien uit een latere periode onder de Sassanidische dynastie.(226-652)

Niet ver daar vandaan is Pasargadae waar de tombe en de restanten van het paleis van Cyrus II (590-530 vC), de stichter van het Oud- Perzische Rijk onder de Achaemenidische dynastie, bezocht kunnen worden.

Scenery near Naqsh-e Rostam The tombs of three Achaemenid kings - De graven van drie Achaemenidische koningen.
The tomb of  Darius II.
a desert solitaire
King Ardashir (reigned 226-242)
King Shapur (reigned 242-272) Tomb of  Cyrus II the Great, founder of the Persian Empire Remainder of Cyrus's palace - Een restant van het paleis van Cyrus.
20 267.jpg Audience Hall of the Pasargadae Palace. - Ontvangstzaal van het Pasargadae paleis.