Saturday, July 21, 2018

Bas-relief of Bisotun | Iran

Bisotun is located along the ancient trade route linking the Iranian high plateau with Mesopotamia. The principal monument of this archaeological site is the bas-relief and cuneiform inscription ordered by Darius I, The Great, when he rose to the throne of the Persian Empire in 521 BC.

The inscription consits of 1119 lines in three languages and measures 15m high by 25 m wide.


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