Carvings on stone wall depict Shapur I Sassanid king of Persian empire who captured Valerian the Roman emperor, located at Tang-e-Chowgan, near Kazeroun, Southern Iran.

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Comments (58)

Lucien Kivit on November 19, 2010

Wonderful detailed picture of the beautiful carvings, LIKE 6 greetings Lucien

parastoooo on December 7, 2010

واي . چقدر قشنگه، فکر کنم اين سالمترين نقش برجسته توي اون تنگه هست. اين از بقيه جداست نه؟ همونه که جنوب رودخانه است و جلوش حصار فلزي کشيدن؟؟؟؟

H. Lotfi-Azad on December 7, 2010

Excactly! It is located in the south of river, adjacent to the road, quite accessible by a few handred meters off the main road.

And I dont know you have sen this one:

The tallest statue of Iran (7 meters) which belongs to sassanid dynasty and depicts Shapur I who captured Valerian, the Roman emperor.

I apologize for typing in English, I do not have Persian tools on this computer.

parastoooo on December 7, 2010

ميخواستم بپرسم چرا انگليسي مينويسيد که خودتون پيش دستي کرديد و جواب داديد. شما هم ببخشيد که من انگلیسيم خوب نيست و فارسي جواب ميدم. متاسفانه غار شاپور نرفتيم ، با يک گروه دانشجويان تنبل همراه بوديم که حاضر نبودند از اتوبوس پياده بشند. تازه اون نقش جنوب رودخانه رو هم از پشت شيشه اتوبوس ديدم نه از نزديک :) به هر حال ممنون از توضيح و راهنمائيتون

Mahak on December 18, 2010

I liked this carving a lot!!! thanks for uploading such a wonderfull photo! i will definatly make a plan to visit Bishapour. Greetings, Mahak like

kurt.fotosuisse on December 29, 2010

Hello Lotfi, my best wishes to you, one of my favorite fotographers, for a prosperous, healthy and happy New Year. Fascinating foto, LIKE-9. Seasons Greetings from Kurt

kiaksar on January 27, 2011

Interesting ancient scene!

I like this photo!

Greetings, kiaksar

Pooyan. on February 1, 2011

فوق العاده عالیست، نشانه اقتدار ما


JAM57 on February 19, 2011

The most beautiful bas-reliefs are in Iran. L12

polodv75 on March 4, 2011

Like it

Vahid Rastegari on May 26, 2011

لایک و ستاره تشکر

M-Karimi۞محمودکریمی on August 26, 2011

خیلی زیباست آفرین


Mansoor Hooshmand on December 25, 2011

ببین در گذشته جطور جلوی ما زانو می زدن؟

ولی حالا چی؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟؟


H. Lotfi-Azad on December 25, 2011

یکدونه از این کتیبه ها که نزدیک این یکی بود، عده ای ریختن و زدن قسمتی از اون را خراب کردن. همین چند روز پیش، واقعا شرم آور و تاسف آوره

IAzpiazu on June 6, 2012

I would like to include a crop of this picture (the king) in a textbook. It would show at about 6 cm and be credited to your name and any information you would like to add (city, website) in the legend immediately below. Would I have your permission for that? Just in case, I can be contacted at thechabon a a t hotm ail do t com.

Anton Trötscher on August 22, 2012

Hi Lofti! This is an extraordinary good photograph of a very important historic site! It is so nice to find in panoramio not only beautiful pictures, but also images of great educational value! LIKE! Many greetings and very best wishes! Anton Trötscher

rudy_guan on October 29, 2013

Hi Lofti! I'm so glad you appreciating my gallery. Your pictures are stunning also. Iran is very beautiful, and your excellent photography skill make your country more beautiful! I'm add you as my favorite photographer also. Have a nice day Lofti! :D

Erol Barutçugil on March 4, 2014

Very impressive view from an historical place, fine detailed capture. Like. Greetings.Erol

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Photo taken in Fars, جاده غار شاپور، Iran

Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 8, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by H. Lotfi-Azad
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A710 IS
    • Taken on 2007/03/23 08:26:19
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 9.95mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash