necropolis

Necropolis Tour

 

The magnificent Necropolis is only a short distance from the glories of Persepolis, so consider visiting the tombs of the kings after we’ve explored the City of the Persians. This stunning ancient site contains four tombs carved into the rock face, at a great height. Four tombs, each originally containing the sarcophagus of an Achaemenid king, lie behind the cross-shaped entrance, high above the ground.

Here at Naqsh-e Rustam you can also admire the splendid Ka’ba-ye Zartosht (Cube of Zoroaster), a 5th century BCE Achaemenid square tower.

No visit to Persia is complete without an iconic photograph of yourself seated on a richly adorned camel, so take advantage of the opportunity to make memories – have your photo taken while seated on the ship of the desert, with the splendid tombs of the kings in the background.