Naghsh-e-Rajab | stony pictures of Sassanid Empire

Naghsh-e Rajab | Magnificent historical complex

Naghsh-e Rajab | Magnificent historical complex

Naghsh-e-Rajab, stony pictures of Sassanid Empire

Naghsh-e Rajab is an archeological site, located in north of Pasargadae and less than a kilometer away from Naghsh-e Rostam. It has four bas-reliefs that date back to early Sassanid Empire. Naghsh-e Rajab was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, along with Naghsh-e Rostam.

One of the carvings in Naghsh-e Rajab is the Investiture of The Ardeshir I, who was the founder of Sassanid Empire. The second carving is the Investiture of Shapur I, the successor of Ardeshir. The third carving is known as the Shapur’s Parade that celebrates the king’s victory over a Roman emperor and the fourth carving is attributed to Kartier, a powerful and high priest during the region of Shapur I and his sons. He was known as Mobad-e-Mobadan (the priest of priests) and is the only non-royal person appearing on a carving.

* Written by Arefeh Firouzan .

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Official Website: N/A Entrance fee: 200.000  IRR
Wikipedia: Click here Name(s) in Persian: نقش رجب
UNESCO Website: Click here Public transportation availability: N/A
Province: Shiraz Accommodation availability: N/A
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Working days: All days Restaurant & Cafe availability: N/A
Opening hours: 8:00 AM-5:00 PMBest time to visit: All Seasons

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