Naqsh-i Rustam (also Naqsh-e Rustam; in English, the Throne of Rustam) was considered a sacred mountain range in the Elamite periods
(early first millennium BCE). The façades of Naqsh-i Rustam became the burial site for four Achaemenid rulers and their families in
the fifth and fourth centuries BCE, as well as a major center of sacrifice and celebration during the Sasanian period between the
third and seventh century CE. These squeezes are from the Tomb of Darius I.
As renovation work continues in the Freer Gallery, the Sackler Gallery also will close on July 10, 2017. This museum-wide closure will allow us to completely reinstall our exhibitions and revitalize features to improve your visit. Both spaces will reopen on October 14, 2017, when we will welcome the public back to the Freer|Sackler: two galleries, one destination. For your safety, all visitors will have their bags checked. See the complete list of restricted items and bag sizes.