Naqsh-e Rajab (Persian: نقش رجب, Persian pronunciation: [næɣʃeɾæˈdʒæb]) is an archaeological site just west of Istakhr and about 5 km north of Persepolis in Fars Province, Iran.Plan your Naqsh-e Rajab visit and explore what else you can see and do in Persepolis using our Persepolis trip itinerary builder site.
Together with Naqsh-e Rustam, which lies 2.5 km away, the site is part of the Marvdasht cultural complex. Together, the two sites are a tentative candidate for UNESCO World Heritage status.
Naqsh-e Rajab is the site of four limestone rockface inscriptions and rock-cut bas-reliefs that date to the early Sassanid era. One of the carvings is the investiture inscription of Ardeshir I (ruled in 226-241 CE), the founder of the dynasty. The second investiture inscription is Ardeshir's successor, Shapur I (241-272 CE). A third bas-relief, known as 'Shapur's Parade' celebrates the king's military victory in 244 over the Roman emperor Philip the Arab. A fourth bas-relief and inscription is attributed to Kartir, high priest under Shapur I and his sons Hormizd I (272-273 CE) and Bahram I (273–276 CE).
Naqsh-e Rajab reviews
These reliefs, on the way from Persepolis to Naqsh-e Rustam, depict the coronation of the Sassanian kings Shapur I and Ardashir I. They are still in reasonable condition and worth a short detour to... more »
this is a nice place located not far from Persepolis, but the monuments are not so impressive, good thing is that there are not too many tourists who visit this place more »
Naghse-Rajab is located in Marvdasht city and it is about 3 kilometers far from Persepolis Copmlex and about 70 kilometers far from Shiraz. There are 4 relief of Sassanied Empire there and they are so nice. Less than 100 years ago there was a coffee shop infront of this reliefs and the name of the owner of the shop was Rajab.He protected them, so the reliefs were known az Naghshe- Rajab.
It was about the ancient iran, im proud of my country
Build a tripTell us where and when you
want to go, we will build
the best sightseeing itinerary
Refine itYou have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
Book as a packageUse our travel agents to get
package savings and hassle free booking
Enjoy your trip!Enjoy our 24x7
Popular things to do in Persepolis
Trips to Naqsh-e Rajab by other users
14 days in Iran BY A USER FROM ESTONIA Shiraz Pasargad Yazd 43 days in Iran BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Mashhad Kerman Shiraz 14 days in Iran BY A USER FROM IRAN Tehran Kashan Isfahan 37 days in Iran BY A USER FROM IRAN Tehran Kashan Isfahan 14 days in Iran BY A USER FROM POLAND Tehran Kashan Isfahan 27 days in Iran & Turkey BY A USER FROM BELGIUM Istanbul Ankara Konya