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The tomb of Darius the Great, King of Kings, King of Persia, King of Babylon, and Pharaoh of Egypt. Located just outside of Persepolis in what is now modern day Naqsh-e Rustam, Darius' tomb sits as one of four tombs of the Achaemenid kings carved into the hillside, and is the only one with an identifying inscription. The other three tombs are believed to be that of Xerxes I, Artaxerxes I, and Darius II. A fifth, incomplete tomb, is thought to be that of Artaxerxes III, or the last Achaemenid king, Darius III. The relief below is of the Sassanid king Bahram II in battle. The position of the relief, and others at the necropolis, show an intention of the Sassanid kings to link themselves to the glories of the Achaemenids.