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Naqš-i Rustam


Damaged relief of Shapur II. Photo Jona Lendering.
Damaged relief of Shapur II
Naqš-i Rustam: archaeological site in Fars (Iran), best known for its Achaemenid tombs and Sasanian rock reliefs.
   
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Relief of Shapur II 

Once, there was a relief of a seated king Shapur II (309-379) and several courtiers between the relief of Hormizd II and Achaemenid tomb II. It is very damaged, but you can still discern the Sasanian king, seated and seen frontally, and one or two figures to his right (if you can not recognize it, look here). The composition must have resembled the sixth relief of Bishapur.

Literature

Louis Vanden Berghe, Reliefs rupestres de l' Iran ancien (1983 Brussels), #77.
Ancient-Warfare.com, the online home of Ancient Warfare magazine

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Jona Lendering for
Livius.Org, 2004
Revision: 14 Nov. 2009
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