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Posts tagged with Antiquity (800 BC - 600 AC)

Naqsch-e Rostam

Naqsch-e Rostam

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Six kilometres north of Persepolis, impressive rock tombs were hewn into the mountain for four Persian kings from the Achaemenid Dynasty.

Persepolis

Persepolis

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The legendary palace city of the Persian Great Kings of Antiquity was founded in 520 BC by Darius I in southern Iran and burned down by Alexander the Great in 330 BC.

The Towers of Silence in Yazd

The Towers of Silence in Yazd

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The "Towers of Silence" were used by the Zoroastrians for sky burials.

Shushtar

Shushtar

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The city of Shushtar in southwestern Iran is famous for its ancient canal and irrigation system, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Khertvisi fortress

Khertvisi fortress

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According to legend, the fortress was destroyed by Alexander the Great. But it was rebuilt over and over again.

Sunrise on Mount Nemrut Dağ

Sunrise on Mount Nemrut Dağ

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Sunrise on the 2150 meter high mountain Nemrut Dağ. UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987!