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There is no doubt that one of the most beautiful and ancient sites of Sar-e Pol Zahab is, Dokan Davoud that dates back to Achaemenid.
There are several stories about this location as it was a tradition to carve the tomb inside the mountain. They strongly believed they could have been closer to their god, Ahura Mazda. It’s well noted that most of archaeologists were eager by discovering this tomb because they could have found more information about other relatives of Persian Monarchs.
Because of the shape and external decoration, tomb belongs to Persian Empire and other carvings had been added later such as in Seleucid. This method of carving inside the mountain has been done from Ilamite dynasty and followed by Median or Persian Monarchs such as what we admire in Naqsh-e Rustam.
Sometimes traveling to any particular destination and hiring local guide would be amazing as they can tell stories from different perspectives. For example, locals of this area strongly believe all of monarchs of Persian empire are buried down in Naqsh-e Rustam and Pasargadae, and this can only refer to the grandfather of Cyrus the great who was not a beloved person back then. This is the reason it’s away from others.
As travel consultants, we would highly recommend visiting Sar-e Pol Zahab and its monuments that are mostly from ancient Persia while you are in Kermanshah by taking a day trip.