About Naqsh-e Rajab

Naqsh-e Rajab is a valuable carving monument of ancient Iran that is located 3 kilometers to the north of Persepolis. This embossed inscription depicts the picture of three ceremonies of Sasanid kings. In the first ceremony, Shapur I, the second Sasanid king is on a boned horse and nine important figures of the nation are standing behind him. The second ceremony shows the coronation ceremony of Ardeshir Babakan, the founder of Sasanid Dynasty. In the ceremony that depicts eight men, women and kids, the crown is granted to the king by the great clergy. The third ceremony is the coronation of Shapur I, the second Sasanid king. In this ceremony, Shapur I sitting on a horse, receives the crown from the great clergy who is also sitting on a horse.



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.
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