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PASSARGAD | PERSEPOLIS | NAQSH-e RUSTAM | SHUSHTAR, Ancient Hydro Engineering Exhibition | SUSA ( SHUSH ) | Temple of Khorheh | Taq ( Tagh ) -e- Bostan | DEZFUL | Ganjnameh | CHOQA ZANBIL | Anahita Temple | Ardashir Palace | Takht -e- Soleyman ( The Throne of Solomon ) | Atashkooh Fire Temple | Ancient City of Goor | Ghaleh Dokhtar ( Firooz Abad ) | Niasar Chahar Taghi (Four Arches) | Hegmataneh ( Ecbatana ) | Bistun (Behistun) | Ancient City of Bishapur ( Bishabur ) | Niasar Cave ( Mitra Temple ) | Persian Woman in the Course of History | Ancient Rock Art ( Petroglyphs ) | Bazeh Khur ( Bazeh Hur) Fire Temple | Tang -e- Chogan ( Polo Valley ) | Ancient Sialk Hills | Dash Kasan Temple (Dragon Temple) | TAKHT -E- ROSTAM FIRE TEMPLE | Deyr Gachin Caravansary | Rashkan Fort | Ancient Gavmishan Bridge | Posht Ghale Fortress | Tappeh Mill Fire Temple | Ancient City of Seymareh (Madakto) | Persian Heritage in the USA

Taq ( Tagh ) -e- Bostan

Taqwasn or Taq-e Bostan or Taq-i-Bustan (Persian: , Kurdish: Taqwesan) is a series of large rock relief from the era of Sassanid Empire of Persia, the Iranian dynasty which ruled western Asia from 226 to 650 AD. It is located in the heart of the Zagros mountains, 5 km from the city center of Kermanshah where it has endured almost 1,700 years of wind and rain.
The carvings, some of the finest and best-preserved examples of Persian sculpture under the Sassanids. Like other Sassanid symbols, Taq-e Bostan and its relief patterns accentuate power, religious tendencies, glory, honor, the vastness of the court, game and fighting spirit, festivity, joy, and rejoicing.
Sassanid kings chose a beautiful setting for their rock reliefs along an historic Silk Road caravan route waypoint and campground. The reliefs are adjacent a sacred spring that empties into a large reflecting pool at the base of a mountain cliff.

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