Naqš-i Rustam

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7 km. (4½ mi.) north of Persepolis, impressive rock‐cut tombs of Darius I, Xerxes, Artaxerxes (1) I, and Darius II. Kings standing on thrones supported by subject peoples are carved in relief above palatial porticoes. Trilingual inscriptions proclaim the royal virtues of Darius I.

Subjects: Classical Studies.

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