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Tomb of Darius I, 486 BCE

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Tomb of Darius I Close-Up

 

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Tomb of Darius I

The tomb of Darius I is located at Naqš-i Rustam, approximately 5 kilometers from Persepolis, the capital of the ancient Achaemenid empire. The tomb is shaped like a cross and in its upper arm is a relief showing Darius I praying to the god Ahuramazda (who is shown as a winged disk). The twenty-eight people shown represent the subject nations. They are carrying the platform on which Darius is standing.

See also-

Livius.org- Naqš-i Rustam

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