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Ancient marvels of Taq-e Bostan's stone animation

Taq-e Bostan stands as a significant architectural gem in Iran's Kermanshah Province.

With a history spanning around 2,000 years and located in Iran's Kermanshah Province, Taq-e Bostan stands as a significant architectural gem from the Sasanian era.

Believed by historians to be the oldest stone animation in the world, the mesmerizing tableau at Taq-e Bostan is a testament to the enduring legacy of ancient craftsmanship.

A distinctive feature of Taq-e Bostan is the detailed stone carving depicting the king's hunt, completed with intricate portrayals of the king and his servants' attire.

In this image, on the right side, twelve elephants are leading the deer towards the hunting ground in five vertical rows.

The top and bottom rows each have three elephants, while the middle rows have two elephants side by side.

At the top, a boat is being navigated by two rowers with five passengers cheering and clapping.

Below them, the deer herd is running away, and in the center, the king is on a boat with harp players. The king, holding a bow, is aiming at the deer.

As researchers explore history, they discover the importance of Taq-e Bostan's stone carvings, revealing its secrets and understanding the complexity of human creativity.

Amidst the rugged landscapes of Kermanshah, this ancient wonder still fascinates and amazes, reminding us of the enduring beauty held within the earth's old stones.