Exploring Persepolis and Historical Treasures
Embark on a captivating one-day journey through the historical heartland of Persia, where the splendor of the Achaemenid Empire comes to life. Beginning in Shiraz and venturing into Marvdasht, this tour unveils remarkable sites such as Takht Jamshid (Persepolis), Naqsh-e Rajab, Naqsh-e Rostam, Sivandemi, and the iconic tomb of Cyrus the Great in Pasargad. The day is an immersive exploration of art, architecture, and history, offering a glimpse into the grandeur of ancient civilizations.
In this one-day visit, we will visit the glory of the Achaemenid Empire, to “Takht Jamshid,” the temple of the sun. At the beginning of the trip, we will move from Shiraz to Zarghan; we will visit Amir Dam and the edge of the Kor River. We will move from the beautiful plains of Marvdasht to the largest and most magnificent monument of the Achaemenid Empire, Persepolis. The capital of the world’s largest empire. Takht Jamshid (Persepolis, Parse, Parse Polis) is a vast complex of palaces, gates, tombs of kings, reliefs and magnificent staircases built on the western slope of Mount Rahmat. The construction of this complex began in 512 BC and lasted for 150 years.
After lunch at Apadana Hotel restaurant, we will visit Naqsh-e Rajab and Naqsh-e Rostam. The tombs of several Achaemenid kings, numerous bas-reliefs of significant events of the Sassanid era, the Zoroastrian Kaaba building and a ruined relief from the Elamian age are located in Naqsh-e Rostam. In the Sassanid period, the site of Naqsh-e Rostam was significant from a religious and national point of view. The Oldest Part of Naqsh-e Rostam is from the Elam period, which depicts two gods and goddesses, a king and a queen, sitting on snakes and wearing pleated clothes. But in the Sassanid era, Bahram II erased parts of it and carved his and his courtiers’ figures instead.
The sculptures of Rajab Naqsh include four reliefs of the coronation of Ardeshir Babkan, the image of Kartir, the tremendous and powerful Mobad of the early Sassanid era, the Naqsh of Shapur I and the coronation of Shapur I of Sassanid.
After visiting these two valuable works, we will go to Sivandemi. After seeing it, we will go to Pasargadae to visit the tomb of Achaemenid Cyrus, the tomb of Cyrus the Great, which Cyrus II of Achaemenid nicknamed Cyrus the Great or Cyrus the Great, a unique building but unique architecture. , at a distance of about one kilometer to the southwest of Pasargadae palaces, a very simple and yet valuable monument about 11 meters high, and its area is about 160 square meters. This beautiful building can be seen in any part of Pasargadae plain. After visiting the historical monuments of Pasargadae, we will return to Shiraz.
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