The largest Inscription of the world and the most well-known Iranian text is located on a mountain range of the same name with 30 km distance from the city of Kermanshah in the southwestern part of Iran called Behistun Inscription. The text has 414 rows and 5 columns and it is one of the most important and famous historical documents of the world that dates back to the Achaemenid era and the victory of Darius the Great to the rebellion, and it appears in three language; ancient Persia, Elamite and Babylon. The inscription was also a key to deciphering the cuneiform, and therefore it was considered the Queen of the Ancient East Inscriptions. In the vicinity of Mount Behistun there is a historical city of the same name. Statue of Hercules, Behistun Mirage, Khosrow Bridge, Neyayesh-gah (a place for prayer), Bistoon Cave and Shah Abbasi Caravansary are the most historical attractions of Behistun City.
Photo by: Farzad Nemati