About Naqsh-e Rustam

Naqsh-e Rustam is a historic site located on the north of Marvdasht County, Zangi Abad Village, and 6 kilometers from Persepolis. This historic site encompasses monuments from Elamite, Achaemenid and Sasanid Eras. The necropolis of four Achaemenid kings including Darius the Great, Xerxes, Artaxerxes I, and Darius II, Zoroastrian Temple, assorted embossed inscriptions from important events of Sasanid Era, a demolished embossed inscription from Elamite Era as well as several petroglyphs related to various periods can be found there.



Marvdasht is as ancient as the history of Iran and the Persian empire. Its former capital Persepolis is in the vicinity of the city, and few kilometers farther Naqsh-e-Rostam, Naqsh-e Rajab and the ruins of the ancient city of Estakhr are reminiscent of the region's importance in historic times.
See Marvdasht