On a cliff overlooking a plain encircled by mountains there are reliefs belong to Elamite, Achaemenian the Sassanid periods. The tombs of Xerxes, Darius the second, and Arta-xerxes are here. There is also a Zoroastrian fire temple. One cannot doubt the keen landscape sensibility of the people who chose this site. In Persian, the name is Ù†Ù‚Ø´ Ø±Ø³ØªÙ… NÄqš-e RostÄm.