Taq-e Bostan


The Taghbestan is a collection of lithographs and lithographs from the Sassanid period located in Iran in northeast of Kermanshah and in western Iran.

The coronation of Khosro Parvis, the coronation of Ardeshir II, the coronation of Shahpur II and III, as well as some inscriptions (inscriptions) in the side script of the inscription and the ceremony of boar hunting by the horsemen and playing the music with harp instruments are engraved in it.

The presence of mountains, springs and a lake nearby, has transformed this place into a beautiful promenade which has been considered from antiquity to the present day. Taghbestan is one of the oldest and most beautiful ancient monuments in Iran.

This collection was put together in the 3rd century AD. The Sassanid kings initially chose the areas around Persepolis to carve their statues, but since the time of Ardashir II and kings after him, they chose Taghbestan, which was located on the Silk Road and had a lush and aquatic nature, which is the same today.

The lithograph of the royal hunting ground of Taq-e Bostan is considered the first stone painting in the world, respecting the rules and principles of painting. In the Grande Arche there are also works of musicians playing harp and wind instruments.

In this sculpture, Khosrô straddles Shabdiz as if the work had been engraved on a painting.

In another part of the great arch one can see the boar hunting scene, which is considered one of the masterpieces of lithography in terms of movement and display, which in the artistic style is close to the style of wall painting.