Stars Above Ahuramazda

By: Babak A. Tafreshi


Region: Middle East

Site: Naqshe Rostam - Iran

Date: 2007 Oct 22

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Stars of constellation Leo, planet Venus (the brightest) and Saturn (upper left of Venus) shine at the break of dawn over the relief of Ardashir I (r. 226-242) the founder of the Sassanid Empire of ancient Persia, pictured here in Naqsh-e Rustam (or Rostam) near Persepolis, Iran. He is being handed the ring of kingship by Ahuramazda, the Zoroastrian god, represented here in human shape. Babak Tafreshi,

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