Archaeological site of Nasqsh-e Rostam, Iran, 2005
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Detail of the bas-relief depicting Shapur I, mounted with suite on foot, Naqsh-e Rustam, Fars Province, Iran Naqsh-e Rustam (Persian: Naqŝ e Rostam [næɣʃeɾosˈtæm], "Rustam Relief") is an ancient necropolis located about 12 km northwest of Persepolis, in Fars Province, Iran, with a group of ancient Iranian rock reliefs cut into the cliff, from both the Achaemenid and Sassanid periods.