Darabgerd,Iran 550-330 B.C.

Remains of the ancient city of Darabgerd/Darabjerd are situated seven kilometers southwest of the modern town of Darab in Fars province, Iran.It is one of the oldest cities in Iran, mentioned in very ancient literary works of this country.
Around this ancient city, there is a huge conical wall (originally more than 10 m high) built of stone,
lime and clay. Erosion process destroyed the wall, which is only 7 m high because of erosion, today;The construction managed to survive more than 2,000 years.

In the vicinity of the city, there are some remains of citadel of Darius in form of earthworks arranged in a circle around an isolated rock and a giant bas-relief, carved on the vertical face of a rock, representing the victory of the Sasanian king Shapur I over the Roman emperor Valerian in 260 AD.
There are also three fortresses north of Darabgerd archaeological site.

Head of a statue of the Sassanid king Shapur I, in a cave near Bishapur.


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