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Kermanshah travel guide

Kermanshah is the capital city of Kermanshah Province, located 525 km from Tehran in the western part of Iran and about 120 km from the border of Iraq.as the city is vary close to the ZAgros mountain range it has a moderate and mountainous climate.

Tagh-e Bustan

These series of large rock relief from the  Sassanid era, the Iranian dynasty which ruled western Asia from 226 to 650 AD, is located 5 km from the city of Kermanshah in western Iran in the heart of the Zagros mountains.
The carvings, some of the finest and best-preserved examples of Persian sculpture under the Sassanids, include representations of the investitures of Ardashir II (379–383) and Shapur III (383–388). Like other Sassanid symbols, Taq-e Bostan and its relief patterns accentuate power, religious tendencies, glory, honor, the vastness of the court, game and fighting spirit, festivity, joy, and rejoicing.
Sassanid kings chose a beautiful setting for their rock reliefs along an ancient Silk Road caravan route way point and camp ground. The reliefs are adjacent a sacred spring that empties into a large reflecting pool at the base of a mountain cliff.
Taq-e Bostan and its rock relief are one of 30 surviving Sassanid relics in the chest of Zagros mountains.

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 Tekiye Moaven Almolk

Hossainieh of Moavenol Molk , located near bazar in the city center of Kermanshah , comprises of 3 buildings :Abbasieh, Hossaineh and Zeinabieh including 2 courtyards.
The Hossainieh walls are covered with beautiful multi colored tiles and Portraits of well-known personalities painted by delicate paint brushes and attractive colors. The subject of some of these tile works and paintings are related to the historical and mythological episodes besides religious traditions such as: Soleiman the prophet,prophet Nuhammad, imam Hussein and Karbala, and tales of Shahname. There is a museum of Anthropology of Kermanshah, and another one of Clothes and Jewelry inside the building.
According to the documentation on the walls, the tiling project of this Tekyeh began around 1941 and took seventeen years to be finished .Moaven ol molk Tekyeh was used for mourning processions and rituals held during Ashura and Tasoua in Muharram.

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Behistun

inscription of Behisotoun is considered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The inscription includes three versions of the same text, written in three different cuneiform script languages: Old Persian, Elamite, and Babylonian. 
The inscription is approximately 15 metres high by 25 metres wide, and 100 metres up a limestone cliff from an ancient road connecting the capitals of Babylonia and Media (Babylon and Ecbatana). It is extremely inaccessible as the mountainside was removed to make the inscription more visible after its completion.

consisting of a figurative scene on a register, surrounded by cuneiform texts. The relief commemorates the victory of Darius Ler over his enemies and rivals when he took the throne. Hands tied behind their backs, prisoners in single file face Darius ler, who holds a bow and raises his right hand in the direction (the symbolic representation of Ahura Mazda which dominates the scene. Like most of the royal inscriptions of the Achaemenids, the text is in three languages: Old Persian, Elamite and Babylonian.

The site of Behisutun still includes several testimonies like The Greek god Hercules, and some other low reliefs dating back to the Sassanid era.

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