From Art of the Ancient Near East

Carved into a rock outcrop near Persepolis called Naqsh-i Rustam are the tombs of the Persian kings Darius I (left), Xerxes I, Artaxerxes I and Darius II. The 75-foot-high, cruciform entrance to Darius’s tomb leads to a three-chambered burial crypt that had been emptied by the time excavators explored the tomb in the 1930s.