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    Posted: 05-Apr-2009 at 08:30
Farhadtarash, a stone carving dating from the 7th century BC on Behistun, a UNESCO world heritage monument, it is 180-m long and 33-m high, the original height was about 70 meters.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Temujin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05-Apr-2009 at 19:30
what do you mean by large & carving. do you know all those artificial caves in India?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cyrus Shahmiri Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Apr-2009 at 04:34
I said carving, not digging, those artificial caves in India are certainly not as large as 40 km long, 300 m deep ancient qanats of Iran.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Temujin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Apr-2009 at 19:13
what do you mean by digging, they're carved out of massive rock, not some earthen stuff.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_rock-cut_architecture
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Which one do you mean? They seem to be even smaller than Achaemenid rock-cut tombs at Naqsh-i-Rustam.

Do you mean Arjuna's Penance in India?
 
http://travel.mapsofindia.com/travel-mahabalipuram/tourist-attractions.html : Mahabalipuram is renowned for its sculpted reliefs, rathas and the magnificent Shore Temple. Among the reliefs, Arjuna's Penance is fascinating. It is a colossal art form, 27 meters long and 9 meters high and is perhaps the world's largest sculpted bas-relief.
 
It means it's height is 2 meters less than the height of a gate of an Achaemenid rock-cut tomb:
 
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The Achaemenid tombs look impressive, but I can't even tell what the carvings on the first picture are supposed to be. I see something is cut into the rock.
Hwæt! wē Gār-Dena in geār-dagum,
þeod-cyninga, þrym gefrunon,
hu ða æþelingas ellen fremedon.
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Originally posted by Cyrus Shahmiri Cyrus Shahmiri wrote:

Which one do you mean? They seem to be even smaller than Achaemenid rock-cut tombs at Naqsh-i-Rustam.





Ajanta and Ellora in the first place, particularly Ellora...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellora_Caves
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Temujin, those are just some cave temples, of course some of them like Kailash Temple are really large, you can compare them with those Achaemenid rock-cut tombs or rock-cut tombs of Petra in Jordan, but not Farhadtarash, I think you can't imagine how large it is.
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