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Stars Above Ahuramazda   -  By: Babak A. Tafreshi

Stars of constellation Leo and planet Venus (the brightest) at the break of dawn over the relief of Ardashir I (r. 226-242) the founder of the Sassanid Empire, pictured here in Naqsh-e Rustam near Persepolis, Iran. He is being handed the ring of kingship by Ahuramazda, the Zoroastrian god, represented here in human shape.


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