The monument consists of four parts:
A large relief depicting king Darius, his bow carrier Intaphrenes and his lance carrier Gobryas. Darius overlooks nine representatives of conquered peoples, their necks tied. A tenth figure, badly damaged, is lying under the king’s feet. Above these thirteen people is a representation of the supreme god Ahuramazda. This relief is based on older monuments, further along the road, at Sar-e Pol-e Zahab.
Underneath is a panel with a cuneiform text in Old Persian, telling the story of the king’s conquests. The text consists of four columns and an appendix and has a total length of about 515 lines. Another panel is telling more or less the same story in Babylonian. A third panel with the same text in Elamite language. This translation of the Persian text has a length of 650 lines.