Naqsh-e Rostam or Naqsh-e Rustam is an ancient burial site for Persian emperors located 12km northwest of Persepolis. There are four tombs carved in the cliffs in cross shapes, all lying about 10-20m above the ground. The tomba are said to be those of Darius II, Artaxerxes I, Darius I and Xerxes I. At the Naqsh-e Rostam site there are also some bas-reliefs carved in the rock representing war scenes and royal events. The Kaba-ye Zartosht tower is a cubical structure thought to be either a royal tomb, a calendar or a treasury.

01 Naqsh-e-Rostam tombs and cliff 02 Naqsh-e-Rostam tombs and cliff 03 Tomb cut in the rock 04 Tomb bas-relief with double row of people
05 Tomb bas-relief with double row of people 06 Closer view of tomb 07 Tomb cut in the rock 08 Bas-relief with war scenes 09 Tomb cut in the rock
10 Roman emperor Valerian surrenders to Shapur I 11 Kaba-ye Zartosht tower 12 Tomb cut in the rock 13 Kaba-ye Zartosht tower 14 Investiture of Ardashir I
15 Naqsh-e-Rostam tombs 16 Roman emperor Valerian surrenders to Shapur I 17 Laneh Tavoos tourist restaurant 18 Laneh Tavoos tourist restaurant
19 Tourist buses parking at Laneh Tavoos restaurant 20 Road to Isfahan
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