Photos: Ancient Iranians used stone Lions to guard their graves

Tasnim | Aziz Babanejad: The city of Aligoudarz in Lorestan Province is home to an ancient cemetery where stone lion busts are used as tombstones.

Use of lion tombstones is a Bakhtiari tradition, a tribute built for the great tribesmen of the area.

According to local people, some of the graves date back to four hundred years ago.

Following are Tasnim’s photos of the graveyards: