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ID: 6000824
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/6000824

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Bīsotūn (inhabited place)  Bīsotūn (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 34 23 59 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 34.3990  decimal degrees
Long: 047 26 42 E  degrees minutes   Long: 47.4440  decimal degrees

Note: Bīsitūn is located at the foot of the Zagros Mountains in the province of Kermanshah. It is also located on the Great Khorasan Road, or the Silk Road, which leads from Mesoptamia to eastern Îrān. On a cliff above the road is an ancient relief and monument to Darius I (reg 522-486) with a trilingual commemoration of his victory over Gaumata, the false Smerdis, and nine kings, that dates from 520-519 BCE. Other reliefs were added to the site after the fall of the Achaemenid Empire.

Names:
Bīsotūn (preferred,C,V)
Bīsitūn (C,V,display)
Bisitun (C,V)
Bisutun (C,V)
Behistun (C,V)
Bisotum (C,V)
بیستون (C,V,Persian-Farsi,U)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Īrān (nation)  ........  Īrān (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Kermānshāh (province)  ............  Kermānshāh (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Bīsotūn (inhabited place)  ................  Bīsotūn (inhabited place) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Persia (historical region)  ........  Persia (historical region) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Bīsotūn (inhabited place)  ............  Bīsotūn (inhabited place) (P,H)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)
village (C)
ancient site (C)

Related geographic places:
located on ....  Silk Road .......... (road)
..................  (World) [7031416]

Sources and Contributors:
بیستون..........  [VP]
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 10 February 2016
Behistun..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 240-241
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 149
Bisitun..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 240-241
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1985) 30, plate 32
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 149
Bīsitūn..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 240-241
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 149
Bisotum..........  [VP]
.................  ARLIS/NA: Ancient Site Names (1995)
Bīsotūn..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 240-241
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 10 February 2016
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1985) 30, plate 32
Bisutun..........  [VP]
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 149
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  ARLIS/NA: Ancient Site Names (1995)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 240-241
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 10 February 2016
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1985) 30, plate 32
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 149
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 29 July 2003
..........  Iran Chamber [online] (2001) accessed 29 July 2003

 

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