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HISTORICAL INSCRIPTIONS IN IRAN (category)

More information about Naqsh-e Rustam Engraving
Naqsh-e Rustam Engraving
in Marvdasht City
city: Marvdasht
In the same direction as the historical site of Naghsh-e-Rajab and at the termination of the Haji-Abad Mountain, there are many historical ruins belonging to the Achaemanian, Elamite ... MORE
In the same direction as the historical site of Naghsh-e-Rajab and at the termination of the Haji-Abad Mountain, there are many historical ruins belonging to the Achaemanian, Elamite and Sassanian periods. These sites include: The stone carvings on the lower slopes (Sassanian), tombs of the Achaemanian ...
More information about Taq-e Bostan Rock Reliefs
Taq-e Bostan Rock Reliefs
in Kermanshah City
The "Taq-e Bostan" (Bostan Arch) or "Taq-e Vostan" (Vostan Arch) is situated to the right of the city entrance of Kermanshah, and is to the north east of this city. This aggregate ... MORE
Taq-e Bostan series near Kermanshah is one of the unprecedented historical monuments in Iran and the world which is the first stone animation in the world with fine reliefs of the Ancient Iranian greatness and glory. It is in the heart of Zagros Mountain Range, where it has endured natural phenomena such as wind and rainfall for 1,700 years.
city: Hamedan
These inscriptions are relics from the period of 'Darius' and 'Khashayar Shah' of the Achaemenian era. The said are located 5 km. west of Hamadan at the end of the ... MORE
These inscriptions are relics from the period of 'Darius' and 'Khashayar Shah' of the Achaemenian era. The said are located 5 km. west of Hamadan at the end of the 'Dareh-ye-Abbas Abad' or Abbas Abad Valley, and have been engraved on a mountain. Each of these inscriptions have ...
More information about Anubanini rock relief
Anubanini rock relief
in Sar Pol-e Zahab City
In the vicinity of Sar Pol-e-Zahab, there is an Anubanini impression engraved in the breast of a rock. Anubanini rock relief is alongside an inscription written in Akadi script and ... MORE
The Anubanini petroglyph (Sar-e Pol-e Zohab II or Sarpol Zohab relief) is a rock relief from the Isin-Larsa period (circa 2300 BC or early second millennium BC) and is located in Kermanshah Province.
More information about Khan Takhty Rock Relief
Khan Takhty Rock Relief
in Salmas City
city: Salmas
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 ... MORE
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. ...
city: Marvdasht
3 kilometers To the north of Persepolis at the foot of Mt. Hosain (Kooh-e Rahmat), there are carvings of Ardeshir Babakan and Shapour I . This carving consists of three embossed pictures ... MORE
Naghsh-e Rajab is an archaeological site just west of Istakhr and about 5 km north of Persepolis in Fars Province, Iran.
More information about Statue of Hercules in Behistun
Statue of Hercules in Behistun
in Bisotun (Behistun) City
Alongside the Behistun (Bisotun, Bistun) - Kermanshah Road, is an embossment of a heroic figure leaning against a piece of lion skin. Statue of Hercules is located in Mount Behistun ... MORE
Alongside the Behistun (Bisotun, Bistun) - Kermanshah Road, is an embossment of a heroic figure leaning against a piece of lion skin. Statue of Hercules is located in Mount Behistun and was discovered around 1957. The statue was sculpted in 153 BCE for a governor of the Seleucid Empire or the Parthian ...
More information about Behistun Inscription
Behistun Inscription
in Bisotun (Behistun) City
The Behistun (also spelt Bisotoun, Bistoon, Bisitun, Bisutun) Historic Site is located in the northwest Iranian province of Kermanshah on a branch of the Aryan Trade Roads (also called ... MORE
The Behistun Inscription is an engraving located on the cliff of Mount Behistun near Kermanshah (said to have had the meaning of "place where the gods dwell" in antiquity). This inscription was written in three languages, and is accompanied by a large rock relief.
city: Kazeroon
Bishapur (Shapur's City) is an ancient city located 23km North-West of Kazerun (Kazeron) in Fars province. Just beside the ancient city of Bishapur, there are six bas reliefs of ... MORE
Bishapur (Shapur's City) is an ancient city located 23km North-West of Kazerun (Kazeron) in Fars province. Just beside the ancient city of Bishapur, there are six bas reliefs of Sassanid Era in Tang-e Chogan valley. Some inscriptions of Sassanid kings on the four corners around a river in this valley ...
More information about Kurangun Rock Relief
Kurangun Rock Relief
in NoorAbad (Mamasani) City
Kurangun Relief is located in Fars Province of Iran and is a site of an Elamite rock reliefs. The bas-relief is important since it is the only Elamite bas-relief bearing images of ... MORE
Kurangun Relief is located in Fars Province and is a site of an Elamite rock reliefs. This relief shows a God with horned crown sitting on a throne. Behind him sits a goddess who is crowned in the same way. Both hold snakes in one hand. Around these two deities, other characters are seen in outline.
More information about Dokan-e-Davood Catacomb
Dokan-e-Davood Catacomb
in Sar Pol-e Zahab City
Dokan-e-Davood Tomb (Goordakhmeh Dokan'e Davoud) is a crypt in the breast of a mountain, and is located 3km to the south east of Sarpol Zahab (Sar Pol-e-Zahab). This Engraving/Catacomb ... MORE
Dokan-e-Davood Tomb (Goordakhmeh Dokan'e Davoud) is a crypt in the breast of a mountain, and is located 3km to the south east of Sarpol Zahab (Sar Pol-e-Zahab). This Engraving/Catacomb reveals the face of a man, with a date leaf in his hands, probably in a state of worship. This crypt and its epigraph ...
More information about Farhad Tarash (Faratash)
Farhad Tarash (Faratash)
in Bisotun (Behistun) City
Farhad Tarash (Faratash or Farhad-Tash), which means carved by Farhad in the Persian language, is a slab approximately 180 meters long and 33 meters high located west of the Darius ... MORE
This 1200m vertical limestone wall is home to some of Iran’s most epic climbs. The bottom part of the wall was artificially smoothed in the 7th century for an inscription that Khosrow II never got around to chiselling. Some historians say this wall was carved so that Darius I could have his will inscribed on it.
Kool Farah (Kool-e farah or Kul-e Farah  Rock Relief) is an ancient heritage site near Izeh (Eizeh), Khuzestan Province. This Elamite temple consists of six engravings depicting religious ... MORE
Kool Farah (Kool-e farah or Kul-e Farah  Rock Relief) is an ancient heritage site near Izeh (Eizeh), Khuzestan Province. This Elamite temple consists of six engravings depicting religious ceremonies and scenes of sacrifice dating back some 3000 years. The same is situated at the end of Eazeh plains, ...
More information about Razliq Inscription
Razliq Inscription
in Sarab City
city: Sarab
This inscription is on a rock in the Zaqan mountains 12 km. north of Sarab (Razliq). It consists of 16 lines. The same dates to the time of Argishti II (685-730 BC) son of Russai I. MORE
This inscription is on a rock in the Zaqan mountains 12 km. north of Sarab (Razliq). It consists of 16 lines. The same dates to the time of Argishti II (685-730 BC) son of Russai I.
More information about Pahlavi Script Inscriptions
Pahlavi Script Inscriptions
in Bisotun (Behistun) City
Throughout Bistoon and its surroundings, wherever a sculptured stone or structure is present, scripts dating to the Sassanide era can be noted. Such as the 427 symbols engraved on ... MORE
Throughout Bistoon and its surroundings, wherever a sculptured stone or structure is present, scripts dating to the Sassanide era can be noted. Such as the 427 symbols engraved on stones in vicinities like the Safavid caravansary of Bistoon, the Safavid bridge on Dinvar Ab, the Khosravi bridge on Garmasiab, ...
city: Ilam
This inscription is in Vali Castle in the city of Ilam. Its date of Construction and the name of its architect are mentioned in the inscription. MORE
This inscription is in Vali Castle in the city of Ilam. Its date of Construction and the name of its architect are mentioned in the inscription.
city: Ilam
This inscription is carved on a large stone in a place with the same name 34 kilometers far from Ilam. There is some information about the history and the governors of Ilam in this ... MORE
This inscription is carved on a large stone in a place with the same name 34 kilometers far from Ilam. There is some information about the history and the governors of Ilam in this inscription.
Peer-e-Qar is one of the recreational areas of Chahar Mahal which is located in the Mizdaj region. On a part of a stony hillock there are three epigraphs in the Persian script on slabs ... MORE
Peer-e-Qar is one of the recreational areas of Chahar Mahal which is located in the Mizdaj region. On a part of a stony hillock there are three epigraphs in the Persian script on slabs of stone. These epigraphs narrate the movement of the troops of Bakhtiyari under the command of Sardar As'ad to Tehran, ...
More information about 6th Century Inscription
6th Century Inscription
in Khorramabad (Khorram Abaad) City
Located to the south-east of the Khoram Abad - Khuzestan Road and to the north of the ruins of Shahpour Khast, are rectangular engraved blocks. These blocks date back to the 6th century ... MORE
Located to the south-east of the Khoram Abad - Khuzestan Road and to the north of the ruins of Shahpour Khast, are rectangular engraved blocks. These blocks date back to the 6th century AH. On the western surface of the block there are five lines engraved, on the south western surface six lines, on ...
More information about Teimareh Epigraphs
Teimareh Epigraphs
in Khomeyn City
city: Khomeyn
The aggregate of engravings and impressions in the rocks of Teimareh, seem to be that of the pre-historic age, due to repetitions, lack of diversity and the kind of impressions. The ... MORE
The aggregate of engravings and impressions in the rocks of Teimareh, seem to be that of the pre-historic age, due to repetitions, lack of diversity and the kind of impressions. The number of impressions here range between 2500-3000 as recorded. These impression are similar to the works of hunters in ...
More information about Saqandel Inscription
Saqandel Inscription
in Ahar City
city: Ahar
This engraving is in the Zaqi mountains, 2 km. east of Varezgan (Ahar). The length of this engraving being 115 cm and the width 47 cm having 10 lines inscribed on it. This inscription ... MORE
This engraving is in the Zaqi mountains, 2 km. east of Varezgan (Ahar). The length of this engraving being 115 cm and the width 47 cm having 10 lines inscribed on it. This inscription is related to Saardoo II, son of 'Argishti I (330-750 BC). It narrates the historical fact that after an attack to the ...
More information about Shisheh Inscription
Shisheh Inscription
in Ahar City
city: Ahar
This is the third recognized engraving of Orartooie', and is in East Azarbayjan in a village with the same name. This is also in the Cuneiform script and in the Orartooie language ... MORE
This is the third recognized engraving of Orartooie', and is in East Azarbayjan in a village with the same name. This is also in the Cuneiform script and in the Orartooie language dating back to Argishti period, son of Russai the sixth commander of 'Orartooie ' in the years 680-713 BC.
More information about Aqa Jan Bulaqi Inscription
Aqa Jan Bulaqi Inscription
in Asad Abad (Asadabad) City
This inscription is situated near the village of Aqa Jan Bulaqi in the valley of the Qarah Chay (river) at a distance of about 15 km. north of Asad Abad. The remains of this inscription, ... MORE
This inscription is situated near the village of Aqa Jan Bulaqi in the valley of the Qarah Chay (river) at a distance of about 15 km. north of Asad Abad. The remains of this inscription, reveals a verse, related to the first half of the 12th century AH. in the 'tholth' script regarding a dam built on ...
More information about Tang-e-Takab Inscriptions
Tang-e-Takab Inscriptions
in Behbahan City
city: Behbahan
The same is located at a distance of 9 km. north of Behbahan. Not far from the entrance of the gorge, there are a few inscriptions in simple Nasta'liq script engraved on rocks. The ... MORE
The same is located at a distance of 9 km. north of Behbahan. Not far from the entrance of the gorge, there are a few inscriptions in simple Nasta'liq script engraved on rocks. The first inscription is four-sided and reveals the endeavours of the Behbahan governor (ruler) during the reign of Naseredin ...
More information about Bard Engraving
Bard Engraving
in Izeh (Eazeh) City
In the Bard Nebeshteh Valley there is an irregular piece of stone present alongside the mountain. They are carved by excellent skilled artisans. The carvings show a tall man with abundant ... MORE
In the Bard Nebeshteh Valley there is an irregular piece of stone present alongside the mountain. They are carved by excellent skilled artisans. The carvings show a tall man with abundant hair and a round uncogged cap, with a sword in his hand. To his right hand is a rider, and to his left a few human ...
More information about Koobad Engraving
Koobad Engraving
in Izeh (Eazeh) City
This engraving is carved on a rectangular rock with the dimention of 3x1.5 sq.m. in area. This tablet denotes five human figures with long robes, and with their hands on their chests. ... MORE
This engraving is carved on a rectangular rock with the dimention of 3x1.5 sq.m. in area. This tablet denotes five human figures with long robes, and with their hands on their chests. In front of these five people there is a figure of a man or woman with long robe, sitting on a platform and gazing at ...
city: Ilam
This inscription is carved on the wall of a mountain in Gol Gol Village 25 kilometers from Ilam. It is 3000 years old and on the inscription there is an engrave of an Assyrian soldier ... MORE
This inscription is carved on the wall of a mountain in Gol Gol Village 25 kilometers from Ilam. It is 3000 years old and on the inscription there is an engrave of an Assyrian soldier with a helmet, holding an arrow, whit a moon and a star above his head . In the lower part of this inscription, there ...
city: Ilam
There is in Gorab Gorge a horseshoe-shaped mass of rubble stones with a flagstone within it. There is a symbol of an horseshoe on the flagstone that is believed to be the sign of the ... MORE
There is in Gorab Gorge a horseshoe-shaped mass of rubble stones with a flagstone within it. There is a symbol of an horseshoe on the flagstone that is believed to be the sign of the horse belonging to one of the Imams of Shiite sect.
Small Bistoon inscriptions, no. 1 Bistoon inscription (related to primary Islamic centuries), no. 2 Bistoon inscription placed in the old caravansary of Bistoon (related to 3rd and ... MORE
Small Bistoon inscriptions, no. 1 Bistoon inscription (related to primary Islamic centuries), no. 2 Bistoon inscription placed in the old caravansary of Bistoon (related to 3rd and 4th centuries AH.), no. 3 Bistoon inscription on sculptured stones in old Bistoon caravansary's wall, a piece of limestone ...
More information about Doosheh Cave Paintings and Epigraphs
Doosheh Cave Paintings and Epigraphs
in Khorramabad (Khorram Abaad) City
The cave mentioned above located in the mountains of Doosheh, displays paintings on its walls. These drawings relate the fact that man resided in this area. The same offer a complete ... MORE
The cave mentioned above located in the mountains of Doosheh, displays paintings on its walls. These drawings relate the fact that man resided in this area. The same offer a complete picture as to the type of war-fare, that is fighting in groups, or man to man and the infantry. These paintings show ...
More information about Sarab Changaei Inscription
Sarab Changaei Inscription
in Khorramabad (Khorram Abaad) City
The Sarab Changaei is a large and gushing spring. To the east of this spring is a large rock, on which the date of 'lotus' (flower) cultivation has been inscribed. This engraving has ... MORE
The Sarab Changaei is a large and gushing spring. To the east of this spring is a large rock, on which the date of 'lotus' (flower) cultivation has been inscribed. This engraving has two tablets on each side. The one to the right displays four lines of embossement and the one to the left has two lines ...
More information about Amro (Amreh) Statue
Amro (Amreh) Statue
in Mahallat City
city: Mahallat
Near the cave of Shah Bolbol (Mahalat), there is a statue that is called Amro by the inhabitants. The latest theory is that this is the statue of Anahita and is related to the pre-Islamic ... MORE
Near the cave of Shah Bolbol (Mahalat), there is a statue that is called Amro by the inhabitants. The latest theory is that this is the statue of Anahita and is related to the pre-Islamic period. Currently, this historical relic due to lack of maintenance is neglected, and being eroded by natural weather ...
city: Maku
Russa was one of the Orartoie cities in the 9th century BC., and during the reign of Russa II (the Orartoie ruler) was a flourishing city. Russa II, (son of Argishti II), after the ... MORE
Russa was one of the Orartoie cities in the 9th century BC., and during the reign of Russa II (the Orartoie ruler) was a flourishing city. Russa II, (son of Argishti II), after the completion of the city, affixed an engraving or inscription. This inscription weighed 110 kg. 72 cm in length, width of ...
More information about Oraman Inscription
Oraman Inscription
in Marivan City
city: Marivan
The same is located in Zinaneh Mountain of Oramanat - Marivan and it is carved in the shape of a crescent. Inside the false arch, there is an embossment of a human figure 2.5 meters ... MORE
The same is located in Zinaneh Mountain of Oramanat - Marivan and it is carved in the shape of a crescent. Inside the false arch, there is an embossment of a human figure 2.5 meters in length and 30 meters in width. Special engravings are carved on the upper part of this impression. There is also another ...
More information about Sassanide Shapour Inscription
Sassanide Shapour Inscription
in Meshginshahr (Meshgin Shahr) City
About 100 meters to the east of the main square in Meshkin Shahr, this inscription is located in a valley named Dareh Baq Nowruz. On one of the slopes there is an inscription belonging ... MORE
About 100 meters to the east of the main square in Meshkin Shahr, this inscription is located in a valley named Dareh Baq Nowruz. On one of the slopes there is an inscription belonging to the Shapour II, the Sassanian. This inscription is composed of the following sections: Line 1-3: The date of the ...
More information about Kelishin Inscription
Kelishin Inscription
in Oshnavieh City
city: Oshnavieh
The same is located in the Kelishin Pass (Oshnavieh), southwest of the Lake Orumieh. The engraving is on a cylindrical column and is written in two Orartoie and Assyrian scripts. The ... MORE
The same is located in the Kelishin Pass (Oshnavieh), southwest of the Lake Orumieh. The engraving is on a cylindrical column and is written in two Orartoie and Assyrian scripts. The said engraving narrates the victories of one of the Orartoie rulers, after this ruler ascended the throne around 828 ...
city: Sarab
This inscription is in the Cuneiform script and in the Otartooie language and has got 13 lines engraved on rock. There are some stones nearby, the height of which reaches 4 m. MORE
This inscription is in the Cuneiform script and in the Otartooie language and has got 13 lines engraved on rock. There are some stones nearby, the height of which reaches 4 m.
More information about Arsacidian Goodarz the 2nd Inscription
Arsacidian Goodarz the 2nd Inscription
in Bisotun (Behistun) City
To the east of the Miteridat embossment, on the same rock, is the engraving of one of his successors named as, Goodarz II (46-51 AD.). This Impression depicts the victory of Goodarz ... MORE
To the east of the Miteridat embossment, on the same rock, is the engraving of one of his successors named as, Goodarz II (46-51 AD.). This Impression depicts the victory of Goodarz II on his rival Mehrdad, and also shows the presence of two riders armed with spears. In the hand of an angel is a wreath ...
More information about Dariush Inscriptions
Dariush Inscriptions
in Bisotun (Behistun) City
The above mentioned is an embossment on a rock, and the main feature depicted here is that of Dariush (Dariush). The monarch has a scalloped crown on the head, and his left foot rests ... MORE
The above mentioned is an embossment on a rock, and the main feature depicted here is that of Dariush (Dariush). The monarch has a scalloped crown on the head, and his left foot rests on the chest of Geomat. Behind him are two bodyguards. Above the head of Dariush is the image of Farvahar in flight. ...
More information about Parthian Miteridant Inscription
Parthian Miteridant Inscription
in Bisotun (Behistun) City
Under the Achaemanian inscription of Bistoon, is the archaic embossment of the Parthian that has come to light to date. The same is an engraving of 100 years BC. The same has come ... MORE
Under the Achaemanian inscription of Bistoon, is the archaic embossment of the Parthian that has come to light to date. The same is an engraving of 100 years BC. The same has come to reveal that the Parthian ruler of the time, selected the location of this impression in such a manner so as to make a ...
Other inscriptions of the province are Tang Quchali Inscription and Zarrin Abad Inscription in the main square of the city of Mimeh. MORE
Other inscriptions of the province are Tang Quchali Inscription and Zarrin Abad Inscription in the main square of the city of Mimeh.
In the Saravan Mountains and on top of a hill by the river, there exists a few carvings that belong to the Elamite (Ilami) period. The same shows two symbolic figures: A man and a ... MORE
In the Saravan Mountains and on top of a hill by the river, there exists a few carvings that belong to the Elamite (Ilami) period. The same shows two symbolic figures: A man and a woman, each with a pair of horns on their head. A man is sitting on a throne, on which a snake has coiled. He is holding ...
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