Bisotun Inscription, Kermanshah

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  • We were visiting Kermanshah and staying with friends but when we saw the karavanserai I wanted to experience sleeping there. The price was very reasonable and it was a great experience. We climbed up....  more »
  • It was a nice and complete carvanserai also fabulous courtyard. Nowadays it changed to a hotel ( Laleh hotels group), and if you don't want stay there, you should pay 30,000R for visiting.  more »
  • A must see sit if you go to Kermanshah. An old highway of the old world with breath taking tablets carved in the mountain.
  • Bīsitūn, also spelled Bīsotūn, historically Behistun, village and precipitous rock situated at the foot of the Zagros Mountains in the Kermanshah region of Iran. In ancient times Bīsitūn was on the old road from Ecbatana, capital of ancient Media, to Babylon, and it was on that scarp that the Achaemenid king Darius I the Great (reigned 522–486 bc) placed his famous trilingual inscription, the decipherment of which provided an important key for the study of the cuneiform script. The inscription and the accompanying bas-relief were carved in a difficult, though not inaccessible, rock face. Written in Babylonian, Old Persian, and Elamite, the inscription records the way in which Darius, after the death of Cambyses II (reigned 529–522 bc), killed the usurper Gaumata, defeated the rebels, and assumed the throne. The organization of the Persian territories into satrapies or provinces is also recorded.
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