Mysterious Persian Cliff With A Lot Of History

Posted on 12 April 2011 Crni

North of the ancient city Persepolis in Iran is a weird cliff named Naqsh-i-Rustam located. The construction of the cliff is amazing, and it’s weird that people way back then actually succeeded in shaping it that way. It has massive doors that goes right into the walls of the cliff. It’s a total of 4 entrances that are shaped as giant crosses also known as Persian Crosses.

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They are perfectly carved into the walls. Inside the entrances you will find a small camber where the king would be in his sarcophagus, but now it is empty of course. The cliff is also known as the Persian Empire and its rulers were Xerxes, Darius and Cyrus.

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Outside it also has sculptures carved of people and horses, and the oldest ever recorded inscription bearing the name Iran are also to be found there. Today it’s a tourist attraction and a great way to get to know the old Persian history and culture. Something that can remind of the Persian Empire is this beautiful Cave City in Georgia that actually was a monastery.

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