Ganjnameh Inscriptions
Ganjnameh Inscriptions
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Iolanda Guerra e Andrade
Lisbon, Portugal1,904 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
The Ganjnameh Achaemenid royal inscriptions, one of which was ordered by Darius the Great, whilst the other one by Xerxes I, are carved on a granite rock and are quite impressive. They are said to have been done about 500 B.C , so as to worship Ahura mazda, the Zoroastrian God and the dignity of the Kings' ancestors. It is clearly worth being visited.
Written July 14, 2023
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Nikan Nazari
Tehran, Iran50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Ganjnameh is an ancient inscription, 5 km south-west of Hamedan, on the side of Alvand Mountain in Iran. The inscriptions were carved in granite in two sections. The one on the left was ordered by Darius the Great (521-485 BC) and the one on the right by Xerxes the Great (485-465 BC). Both sections were carved in three ancient languages: Old Persian, Neo-Babylonian and Neo-Elamite. The inscriptions start with praise of the Zoroastrian God (Ahura Mazda) and describe the lineage and deeds of the mentioned kings.
Written March 31, 2019
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kim s
Shiraz, Iran27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
I loved the ancient inscriptions and enjoyed the waterfall, but the mountain was a little tiring, we had so much difficulty finding a parking place and it was over-crowded. I recommend you to go there just to see the inscriptions, not other places.
Written September 11, 2018
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Archaeobuff
Sydney, Australia2,012 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Solo
We drove along the ancient Royal Road to Babylon. But we travelled only 5 kilometres south west to the inscriptions in a rock wall of Darius 1 and his son Xerxes. I went to the waterfall first and was glad I did as it was very attractive and I was able to walk up to it and just sit on a rock and contemplate quietly. I followed some locals around the corner to see where a stream was going but it was a steep climb and I took a photo and went back to survey the inscriptions.The inscriptions were impressive and very clear. They were in three languages, ancient Persian, Elamite and Babylonian. Each was in 20 lines of cuneiform characters running from left to right. A translation is provided - totally self aggrandizing as you would expect. On the way back down the mountain to Hamadan there was a statue of a snowman skiing by the roadside - what a surprise. In the 30+ degree relentless heat of Iran at this time it is hard to imagine enough snow to ski in winter – but there it is.
Written April 1, 2017
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Miriahm D
Boulder, CO1,122 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
Well these are not as difficult to get to to translate as the carvings of Bisotun, so why didn't Harry, the crazy British officer use these instead? They weren't translated in a timely manner, and were thought to hold the secret of a cache of wealth, but not so. They were written in Elamite,Old Persian and Akkadian as were the carvings in Bisotun.
As they were carved in stone, you can still see them.
Written August 1, 2016
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David
Madrid, Spain125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
Must to see place if you go to Hamadam. Even if you are not much into Archeological or Historical stuff (what by other way would make your visit to Hamadam worthless), people get along to this place what makes it a place to relax from the busy down town.
Written October 6, 2015
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Omid Ghiasvand
Hamburg, Germany10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Family
Ganjnameh is just amazing. there are many activities like zipline, TeleCabin to Alvand mountain, and much more plus ancient inscriptions. Also take trails to Alvand! Alvand is one of holy mountain in ancient Iran.
Written October 1, 2015
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Sunny Yazd Travel Agency
Yazd, Iran61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
an ancient relic of old time, made by the achamaed kings darius and xerxes,located in the ancient and famous silk road and is now located in the 12 km southwest of hamadan. totally worth a visit to admire the power of the old kings!
Written December 4, 2019
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Marek P
Gdansk, Poland1,920 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
The boards are interesting, especially if you find out why they were created. They are not spectacular, but important. We were there in the rain, so watching was fast, unfortunately. I would stay there longer.
Written July 5, 2019
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maryam s
Tehran, Iran37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
The waterfall, the inscriptions, the little aquarium, and the telecabin make up a really nice experience for the whole family. We did not get to go on the Telecabin rides because outside of Summer, it opens at 3 pm. Buy pictures of the top looked amazing.
Written June 19, 2019
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