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.
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 ...
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.
The 14th anniversary of inscribing the ancient site of Bisotun on the UNESCO World Heritage list will be celebrated during a festival which will be held online in the western province of Kermanshah on Friday.
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