Buddhist monastery complex from the 1st century BC in northern Pakistan.
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.
Impressive witness from ancient times in the Middle East.
Sanctuary of the Sassanids and pilgrimage site of the Persian kings. Today UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Mud volcanoes and prehistoric rock carvings
Tiny hermit monastery high up on a limestone rock needle.
Castle-like palace of the Ottoman emir.
The former capital of the Urartian Empire.
Roman border fortress to prevent the Persians from crossing the Tigris.
Sunrise on the 2150 meter high mountain Nemrut Dağ. UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987!
About 11,500 years ago a place of worship was built here - the oldest that has ever been found.