Bistoon is a mountain that courage and myth and hosts many tourists from across the globe. They come to see magnificence of this mountain in Kermanshah. High relief and inscription of Darius is regarded as one of the most important collection of works in the world.
It should be noted that this high-relief motif is one of the most scenery and beautiful literary and historical token of Iran which is carved on a rock known as “Bistoon”. Bistoon wall is ideal for sport climbing, It is limestone, and many features present natural protections. There is an embossment on a rock, and the main feature depicted here is that of Dariush (Dariush).
The monarch has a scalloped crown on the head, and his left foot rests on the chest of Geomat. Behind him are two bodyguards. Above the head of Dariush is the image of Farvahar in flight. Farvahar carries a circular band in the left hand, which is the sign of sovereignty. The same is offered as a token to Dariush. Facing Dariush are 90 rebels (of jurisdictions under the power of the sovereign).
These rebels have harnesses around the neck and their hands are tied. This epigraph of Dariush in the Bistoon mountains, alike others of the Achaemenian period, reveal the influence of the Babylonians and Assyrians art in the Achaemenian civilization.Bistoon was registered on UNESCO’s List of World Heritage Sites in 2006.
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