The site of Nagshe Rajab located in Iran’s modern-day Fars province is currently a candidate as a UNESCO Registered site.

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Nagshe Rajab is located 3 kilometers to the north of Persepolis at the foot of Mt. Hosain (Kooh-e Rahmat), There are carvings of Ardeshir Babakan and Shapur I. This carving consists of three embossed pictures of Ardashir Babakan (r. 226-241 CE), his son and successor Shapur I (r. 241-272 CE), as well as the emblem of his dynasty besides other great personalities of Ardashir’s era.
Naqsh-e Rajab is the site of four limestone rockface inscriptions and rock-cut bas-reliefs that date to the early Sassanid era: One of the carvings is the investiture inscription of Ardeshir I, the founder of the dynasty.
Investiture of Ardashir I (center) at Nagshe Rajab (Image Source: Tourism and Touring Organization). The king recieves the Farr diadem of Power – the two rear figures at left are most likely high-ranking nobles of Wuzurgan (and/or possibly high-ranking military leaders of the Sassanian Spah [army]). The figure to the left bestowing the Farr to Ardashir is most likely the supreme god, Ahura-Mazda.
The second investiture inscription is Ardashir’s successor, Shapur I (241-272 CE).
Investiture of Shapur I (r. 224-241 CE) seen at right receiving the Farr regal diadem of power from the supreme god, Ahura-Mazda (at left) (Image Source: Tourism and Touring Organization).
A third bas-relief, known as ‘Shapur’s Parade’ celebrates the king’s military victory in 244 over Gordian III.
Bas-Relief of “Shapur I’s Parade” at Naqsh-e Rajab, Iran (Source: Tourism and Touring Organization). This relief is in commemoration of  Sassanian king Shapur I’s (r. 241-272 CE)  victory over the Roman armies of Gordian III (r. 238-244 CE) in 244 CE.
A fourth bas-relief and inscription is attributed to Kartir, high priest under Shapur I and his sons Hormizd I (272-273 CE) and Bahram I (273–276 CE).
Depiction of High Magus, Kartir at Nagshe Rajab (Image Source: درفش کاویانی in Public Domain).