The world over, the name Persepolis evokes the might and grandeur of Persian architecture, and indeed of the Persian Empire. However just north of it lies Naqsh-E-Rustom, the incredible reliefs and tombs carved into a sheer mountain cliff.
Most people have heard of the ancient city of Persepolis in Iran. Yet just north of the metropolis of antiquity is a sheer cliff, known as Naqsh-i Rustam. Here, in the second millennium BCE, work began on a quite staggering series of rock reliefs which – even today – have the ability to awe in terms of their size and the staggering amount of work which must have been involved in their creation.
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Check out the fantastic collection of photographs of the place on kuriositas.com