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Old November 14th, 2011, 05:59 PM   #1
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50,000 historical monuments on Zagros Mountains

As I said in this thread Rock-cut and Cave Architecture, there about 50,000 historical monuments from different nations on Zagros Mountains.

From the ancient Chinese Lung Dragons:





To the ancient Greek Heracles:





I will post some more pics about these monuments in this thread.

All pics are on www.allempires.com.
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Old November 14th, 2011, 06:04 PM   #2
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Teimareh

With more than 21,000 discovered petroglyphs from 40,000 years ago.















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Ayapir

The world's largest ancient rock relief museum, from 20th century B.C.





















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Old November 14th, 2011, 09:11 PM   #5
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Anubanini Relief and Inscription (2350 BC):



source: www.anobanini.ir





Those are some prisoners from modern Iraq, it is said history repeats!

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Naqsh-e Rajab (3rd century AD):







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a great contructions on mountain
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Old December 3rd, 2011, 05:50 PM   #8
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Amazing!
How can I get there? Is it safe?
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Great heritage! I only lack in understanding of the meaning of those sculptures. Was that area kind of a practicing ground for artists?!
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Great heritage! I only lack in understanding of the meaning of those sculptures. Was that area kind of a practicing ground for artists?!
well, the art displayed here is from various eras, some from early antiquity, some late antiquity, some from 1st/2nd millenium bc , and some pre historic

the ones from antiquity display scenes and images of various conquests, feasts ....
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As I said in this thread Rock-cut and Cave Architecture, there about 50,000 historical monuments from different nations on Zagros Mountains.

From the ancient Chinese Lung Dragons:




so what is the history behind this?
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Old December 5th, 2011, 05:37 PM   #12
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The sculpture in the stone is historical, the cage around it is new and to protect it.
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I meant what is the history behind a sculpture of a oriental dragon in Iran.
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That has to be the silkroad between China and Egypt;


The route is going straight through the Zagros Mountains.
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Too bad this silk road never made itself into Mesoamerica.
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so what is the history behind this?
It is said to be built by Ghazan Khan: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghazan

Mahmud Ghazan (1271–1304) (Mongolian: Газан хаан, Chinese: 合贊, sometimes referred to as Casanus by Westerners[1]) was the seventh ruler of the Mongol Empire's Ilkhanate division in modern-day Iran from 1295 to 1304. ... His principal wife was Kokechin, a Mongol princess sent by Kublai Khan, and escorted from the Mongol capital to the Ilkhanate by Marco Polo.

As you read he was educated by a Chinese monk, who taught him Buddhism, he built this Buddhist temple near his capital.
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Near Kurangun that I mentioned above, there is an interesting rock-cut tomb.



As you read in this book: The Dancing Column: On Order in Architecture - Page 269

A remote and quite different "earliest" Ionic building, one with columns (or at any rate half-columns) that support brackets ending in scrolled-spiral capitals, is not strictly speaking a building, but a tomb cut into the rock at Da-u-Dukhtar, near Kurangun (about 50 km north of Kazerun), in southwest Persia.









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General View of Naqsh-i Rostam (ancient Persian tombs):









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World's largest ancient carving:

Farhadtarash, 7th century BC
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