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Naqsh-e Rustam, Symbol of Iran's Triumph

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The world-famous Naqsh-e Rustam stone relief in Iran's Shiraz province portrays the Roman Army's defeat, by depicting Shapur on horseback wearing royal amour and crown and the distressed Valerian knelt down and showing submission by hiding one of his hands in his sleeve.

According to many reports after the defeat Valerian and some of his army lived under favorable conditions in the city of Bishapur. Shapur used Roman engineers in his development plans in the ancient city of Shoushtar in Iran's Khuzestan Province.

Shapur I was the second Sassanid King of the Second Persian Empire (241- 272 AD).

Preceding his victory against Valerian in 260 AD, Shapur had also conquered Roman Emperor Gordianus III in 246 AD.

Prominent historians throughout time have often said the Sassanid Empire's many victories were based on “Iranian Nationalism”, which was strongly promoted by the Persian kings.

November 7 is the anniversary of the Sassanid king Shapur's resounding victory over the Roman Emperor Valerian in the city of Ctesiphon.

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