Sasanian Empire - Detail of the rock Reliefs in Tang-e Chowgan Gorge, Bishapur (241-272). In the center, Shapur's triple victory, which was also the theme of the second relief at Bishapur. Underneath the king's horse is the Roman emperor Gordian III, who was killed in 244; elsewhere, Philippus Arabs, who was made emperor by Shapur; and to the left, is the captured Valerian. It's echoing relief at Naqš-i Rustam.
Sasanian Empire - Rock Reliefs in Tang-e Chowgan Gorge, Bishapur The third relief at Bishapur's Tang-e Chowgan has five horizontal registers. Like reliefs one and two, it was made by the Sasanian king Shapur I Iran.
Medes (678-549 BC) - Godin Tepe, Iran Godin Tepe was inhabited since much earlier, c. 5000 BC. Traces of wine and beer found in ceramics dated to c. 3500 BC. A fortified structure, with mud brick walls represent the Median period. The columned halls of the Median period, reflecting the same architectural style of the later Persian halls (Pasargadae, Susa, Persepolis).