map, which was made in the style of Sasanid era
golden ornaments, is 50 x 115 centimeters and
weighs 15 kilograms.
head of the team, Mohammad Bahardust, said on
Sunday that Iran’s great achievements and
cultural heritage are depicted on the map.
team of five artists began the work two yeas ago.
Symbols of ancient Iran such as Achaemenid
soldiers, Apadana Palace, portraits of Ferdowsi
and the most renowned Iranian hero, Rustam as well
as a part of the (human rights) declaration of
Cyrus the Great are engraved on the map,” he
the borders of the map are figures of Achaemenid
soldiers including bowmen and spearmen. As a
symbol of defense, an Achaemenid spearman is
engraved on each of the three Persian Gulf islands
of the Greater and Lesser Tunbs and Abu Musa,
while the Achaemenid navy is shown in the Persian
the Great is seen in the Apadana Palace staring
into the distance, and the word ‘Iran’ in the
Sasanid style of calligraphy has been embossed on
his chest. Cyrus is holding a cane which is
planted in the waters of the Persian Gulf.
Human Rights Declaration of Cyrus the Great, his
will to his sons, as well as the names of
Achaemenid kings are all also engraved on the map.
symbol from the tomb of Darius the Great at Naqsh-e
Rustam, as well the image of Zoroaster near Lake
Urmia bearing his famous saying, “Turn not away
from the three best things: Good Thoughts, Good
Words, and Good Deeds" are engraved on the
the Sistan-Baluchestan region of the map, Rustam
is depicted riding Rakhsh, his favorite horse and
poetry by Ferdowsi is inscribed. In the Khorasan
region, Master Ferdowsi is sitting on a cliff
holding his Shahnameh. the Persian holy book in
his hand. The team also has plans to display the
artwork in Tehran.