King Trails

By: Babak A. Tafreshi


Region: Middle East

Site: Naqshe Rajab - Iran

Date: December 2010

Stars trails around the north celestial pole as seen above a large bas-relief of ancient Persia. Located near Persepolis in Fars province of Iran, this site is known as Naqsh-e Rajab. The site includes 4 amazing bas relief and a inscription displaying the kings of Sassanid period, from 3rd century. Photographed here is the bas-relief known as Shapur's Parade which celebrates the king Shapur military victory in 244 AD over the Roman emperor. Babak Tafreshi/

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