Six kilometres north of Persepolis, impressive rock tombs were hewn into the mountain for four Persian kings from the Achaemenid Dynasty.
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" were used by the Zoroastrians for sky burials.
The city of Shushtar in southwestern Iran is famous for its ancient canal and irrigation system, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
According to legend, the fortress was destroyed by Alexander the Great. But it was rebuilt over and over again.
Sunrise on the 2150 meter high mountain Nemrut Dağ. UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987!