Shapur III

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Shapur III

or

Sapor III,

d. 388, king of Persia (383–88), of the Sassanid, or Sassanian, dynasty; son of Shapur II; successor of his uncle, Ardashir II. He made a new attempt to settle the long-lasting dispute with Rome over Armenia. A compromise was reached (384), and he surrendered part of that territory. He had a rock sculpture made at Taq-e Bostan near Kermanshah to commemorate his reign.
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After this epigraph there is a smaller arch, which depicts the figures of Shapour II and his son Shapour III, and above each of these impression the personalities of epigraph have been introduced in Pahlavi Sassanid script.