(Persia Digest) - There is a waterfall surrounded by breathtaking nature in the west of Iran on Mount Alvand which is known as the Ganjnameh of Hamedan. Two Achaemenid stone inscriptions stand beside this beautiful waterfall. Written in Old Persian, Neo-Babylonian and Neo-Elamite, the inscriptions are carved on a rock and narrate a part of history.
These inscriptions were written in the Achaemenid era during the reign of King Darius the Great and King Xerxes the Great.
The inscriptions face eastward. Perhaps the engravers intended to make the inscriptions more noticeable from dawn by making the sunlight shine on them directly.
The inscriptions are sunken inward and are not raised.
The content of the inscriptions of the Ganjnameh of Hamedan are similar and are only expressed in different languages.
There are regular holes around the inscriptions which historians believe may have functioned to hold doors or covers that have disappeared over time.
Near Ganjnameh, a beautiful view of Ganjnameh Waterfall and green valleys can be seen.
The existence of inscriptions and the beautiful waterfall has made this mountainous area into a recreational complex that attracts tourists on a daily basis.
The recreational, cultural and sports village of Ganjnameh in Hamedan has created a change in tourism in Iran by providing all the recreational, sports, residential and even educational facilities needed by a tourist.