This place located in along the ancient trade route linking the Iranian high plateau and traced back to Achaemenid, Sassanian, and Ilkhanid era. The most important and outstanding monument of this archaeological site is the bas-relief and cuneiform inscription. Darius I, The Great, ordered to construct this place when he rose to the throne of the Persian Empire, 521 BC. The inscription of bistotun is written in three languages. The first one and oldest is an Elamite text referring to legends that describing the king and the rebellions. Also, there is a Babylonian version of similar legends. The last and most important inscription is here that Darius introduced for the first time the Old Persian version of his circumstances.


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