BABAK TAFRESHI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY BABAK TAFRESHI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Persian Empire sculpture, Iran. Shapur I, a Sassanid King of the Second Persian Empire, over the Roman Emperor Valerian. This bas-relief is located in Naqsh-e Rostam, a necropolis near Persepolis in southern Iran. As well as several bas-reliefs, it includes giant 2500-year old tombs, engraved in stone.
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