Rock Tombs

1 November 2010

Naqsh-e Rostam

These four rock cut tombs (reminiscent of Petra) are belived to be those of Darius II, Artaxerxes I, Darius I and Xerxes I (left to right) and date from the Achaemenid period (500-330 BC) and feature Zoroastrian designs and motifs. The function of the square building on the right is unknown. It was originally thought to be a Zoroastrian fire temple but now experts are unsure.

Focal Length:24mm
Exposure:1/500 sec
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