Ganj Nameh(Treasure epistle)
It is an ancient inscription, 5 km south-west of Hamedan, on the side of Alvand Mountain in Iran. The inscriptions carved in granite in two sections. The one on the left was ordered by Darius the Great (521-485 BC) and the one on the right by Xerxes the Great (485-465 BC). Both sections were carved in three ancient languages: Old Persian, Neo-Babylonian and Neo-Elamite. The inscriptions start with praise of the Zoroastrian God (Ahura Mazda) and describe the lineage and deeds of the mentioned kings.
The ancient stone works of Ganjnameh in the southwest of Hamedan are located at a distance of five kilometers from the present location of the city, at the end of the green valley of Abbas Abad.at the beginning of the road, linking Hamedan to Tuyserkan and the west of the country and located on one of the Alvand rocks. This road was in the Achaemenid era, and Darius and Xerxes were passing it, with their troops and their associates.
Since this path during the Achaemenid period was one of the main branches of the Shah’s ancient way that linked the Alvand, Hegmataneh (the capital of the Achaemenid summer capital) to Babylon in the center of the Middle East, it was considered as an ancient and secular way of life. The path to Babylonia was also a sacred path, so it was a good place for the kings of this dynasty to create stones, clearing their beliefs and thoughts, as well as the greatness of their ancestors and show them to passengers.
Ganjnameh waterfall originates from the fountains of the rocks and streams of Alvand Mountains and flows down the river to the bottom of the waterfall.