Statue of Shapur I Sassanid at Cave of Shapoor
The entrance of this cave is one of the largest in Iran. It is a 20m wide and 5m high portal leading to a 50x100m big and up to 12m high chamber.
In the middle of the entrance hall is a 1,800 years old statue of Shapoor I., the Great (241-272). About 1,400 years ago, after the collapse of the Sassanid dynasty, it was pulled down and lost one of its legs. About 70 years ago, the arms of the statue were also broken. 30 years ago a group of enthusiasts raised it on its feet and fixed the foot with iron and concrete.