Related to Salmas city (located in West Azerbaijan province)
Also known as: Khaan-Takhti Rock Relief, Khan Takhti Relief
At 76 km. of the Orumieh-Salmas Road there is a village known as Khan Takhti. There is a huge flat slab of stone in the heights on which the encarvings of Khan Takhti exists. This engraving depicts three men, two of them riding alongside one on a galloping horse and with a head dress resembling a crown. The dress of these men are similar to that worn during the Ardeshir rule (one of the monarchs of the Sassanian dynasty), and some take it to be Shahpour I again one of the reputed rulers of this dynasty. This relic dates back to over 18 centuries.
Salmas is situated on the plains its center being the city of Salmas (formerly known as Shahpour in the Pahlavi reign), which lies 854 km. from Tehran. In ancient books Salmas has been noted for being a city with good bazaars and a mosque constructed of stone. Excavations ...
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