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Sasanian Bas-reliefs at Tang-e Chogan

At several places near the town of Bishapur, which was founded by Sasanian King Shapur I (241–272 BC) and was situated on the road between Persis and Elam, the King also had the sides of the Bishapur River gorge decorated with huge historical reliefs commemorating his triple triumph over Rome. The six reliefs at Tang-e Chogan show scenes such as Shapur enslaving the Roman Emperor; the King and his courtiers; or rows of registers with files of soldiers and horses, in a deliberate imitation of the narrative scenes on the Trajan column in Rome.

Tang-e Chogan

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    Qaemieh-Kazerun Road, Bishapur, Tang e Chogan Kashkoli, Fars Province.