Shapur I's victory relief at Naqsh-e Rustam

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Shapur I's victory relief at Naqsh-e Rustam is a rock carving located 3 kilometers north of Persepolis. It is one of the eight Sassanid rock carvings in Naqsh-e Rustam.[1]

This relief depicts a scene in which, Valerian, the Roman Emperor is kneeling before Shapur I, whom he defeated at the Battle of Edessa. This was the first and only time a Roman emperor was taken prisoner.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Mehrdad Kia, The Persian Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia (ABC-CLIO, 2016), vol. 1, s.v. "Naqsh-e Rostam", pp. 29–31.