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Restoration of Darius the Greats' Tomb

 

News Category: Achaemenian Dynasty

Province of: Fârs

 05 November 2003

 

Fortification and removal of dirt from the inscriptions and relief of Darius the Greats' Tomb, the Achaemenid Emperor, located in Naqsh-e Rostam near Shiraz, in Southern province of Fars, reached completion.

According to an official of the Parseh-Pasargade research organization in charge of restoration works Hassan Rahsaz, the activities started in 2002 and included reattaching of the shards, fortifying different parts of the reliefs, repairing them and also removing the dirt of the cuneiform reliefs.

The reliefs of Orang Baran and some Achaemenid cuneiform inscriptions are seen on the monument’s entrance. The inscriptions consist of prayers to Ahura Mazda, some spiritual texts and advice, names of the countries and regions under the reign of Darius the Great.

 

 

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