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ANCIENT CITIES OF IRAN (category)

Persepolis
in Marvdasht City
city: Marvdasht
On top of the rocky mountain of Rahmat in the plain of Marvdasht, the ruins of Takht-e-Jamshid palace are pre-eminent. Construction of these palaces started at the time of Darius I ... MORE
An Incredible touch to Persian Antiquity! One of the great wonders of the ancient world.It was conceived by Darius the Great who (520 BC) inherited the responsibility for ruling the world's first known empire founded by his predecessor, Cyrus the Great.
city: Shiraz
Located 7 km. from the remains of Persepolis (Takht-e-Jamshid), the ruins of the city of Estakhr known as Takht-e-Tavoos exists. It includes a stony gate, columns and walls dating ... MORE
Located 7 km. from the remains of Persepolis (Takht-e-Jamshid), the ruins of the city of Estakhr known as Takht-e-Tavoos exists. It includes a stony gate, columns and walls dating back to the Achaemenian period. Many archaeological objects have been found at this site, which belong to the Sassanian, ...
Old City Secters
in Yazd City
city: Yazd
Massive research has been done on the architecture, specially in connection with dry and hot climates of the world. In addition to specific attraction and beauty of this architecture, ... MORE
Massive research has been done on the architecture, specially in connection with dry and hot climates of the world. In addition to specific attraction and beauty of this architecture, it is in keeping with the climatic-cultural needs and life-style of the people. A clear example of this architecture ...
city: Mashhad
The walls of Kalat are 35 km. in length and 10 km. in width and located 180 km. north of Mashad. The remains of this area belong to the Nader Shah period. There are observation towers ... MORE
The walls of Kalat are 35 km. in length and 10 km. in width and located 180 km. north of Mashad. The remains of this area belong to the Nader Shah period. There are observation towers (constructed in the years 1155-1160 AH) around this city. Existing inscriptions are evident including one written in ...
city: Zabol
This ancient city is located at a distance of 60 km. from Zabol and 6 km. from the Rostam Castle, and is comprised of hillocks with a maximum elevation of 50 m. This vicinity was one ... MORE
This ancient city is located at a distance of 60 km. from Zabol and 6 km. from the Rostam Castle, and is comprised of hillocks with a maximum elevation of 50 m. This vicinity was one of the vital centers of Asian civilization in the bronze age, and dates to the 4th and 3rd millennium BC. Archaeological ...
Bishapour Ruined City
in Kazeroon City
city: Kazeroon
This city was built by Shapour I and included palaces with a large fire-temple and inscriptions of the Pahlavi script. The main palace has a hall with many corridors and various varandas ... MORE
This city was built by Shapour I and included palaces with a large fire-temple and inscriptions of the Pahlavi script. The main palace has a hall with many corridors and various varandas and gardens.The plan of the hall is 20 sided.
Old Dehdasht
in Dehdasht (Kohkiluyeh) City
Based on the historical writings, this area was called Belad Shapour in the past and was founded by Shapour I, the son of Ardeshir Sasanid I. Based on documents of Fars Nameh-ye- Naseri, ... MORE
Based on the historical writings, this area was called Belad Shapour in the past and was founded by Shapour I, the son of Ardeshir Sasanid I. Based on documents of Fars Nameh-ye- Naseri, it was one of the ancient cities that has witnessed lots of damages at the end of the Safavid era, as its trading ...
Siraf Ancient City
in Bushehr City
city: Bushehr
Siraf is located south east of the port of Bushehr near the small port of Taheri. This ancient city encompasses the three ports of 'Bandar-e-Taheri', 'Bandar-e-Kangan' and 'Bandar-e-Dayer'. Siraf ... MORE
Siraf is located south east of the port of Bushehr near the small port of Taheri. This ancient city encompasses the three ports of 'Bandar-e-Taheri', 'Bandar-e-Kangan' and 'Bandar-e-Dayer'. Siraf dates back to the Sassanian period and originally was known as 'Ardeshir Aab' due to the fact that Ardeshir ...
Dareh Shahr Ancient City
in Dareh Shahr (DarreShahr) City
The remains of the Sassanide city of Dareh Shahr is situated between new Dareh Shahr and the Bahman Abad Village. Presently, some vestiges of arches, ceilings, dome-shaped ceilings ... MORE
The remains of the Sassanide city of Dareh Shahr is situated between new Dareh Shahr and the Bahman Abad Village. Presently, some vestiges of arches, ceilings, dome-shaped ceilings as well as indications of passages, alleys and urban connection network are visible in the texture of the ruins.
city: Shiraz
This hill is located 1 km. west of the Kooshak Village in Arsanjan. Since 2500 BC up to the Islamic period, dead bodies used to be buried in this hill. In some of these graves many ... MORE
This hill is located 1 km. west of the Kooshak Village in Arsanjan. Since 2500 BC up to the Islamic period, dead bodies used to be buried in this hill. In some of these graves many interesting objects such as ceramic dishes (red or gray in color) with black patterns as well as jewelry (i.e. rings, necklaces, ...
Dolf Abad Archaeological City
in Araak (Arak) City
Within 22 km. to the north of Arak (district of Tehran), the remnants of an underground city called Dolf Abad can be observed. The ruins indicate that this was a thriving city in the ... MORE
Within 22 km. to the north of Arak (district of Tehran), the remnants of an underground city called Dolf Abad can be observed. The ruins indicate that this was a thriving city in the past.
Ancient Quay
in Bandar Abbas City
In Bandar Laft there is the remains of an ancient quay, which is most probably related to the Medes, Achaemenians and Sassanids. This pier is 130 m. in length and has a solid flooring, ... MORE
In Bandar Laft there is the remains of an ancient quay, which is most probably related to the Medes, Achaemenians and Sassanids. This pier is 130 m. in length and has a solid flooring, to the thickness of 7 m. The walls of this construction is of stone and measures 3 m.
On the hills surrounding Bandar Kang, are the remnants of a city dating to 3000 years back. There is a possibility that this city has perished due to a fire or an earthquake, and now ... MORE
On the hills surrounding Bandar Kang, are the remnants of a city dating to 3000 years back. There is a possibility that this city has perished due to a fire or an earthquake, and now lies buried in the earth. No valid information has been recorded for this city.
Arjan Ancient City
in Behbahan City
city: Behbahan
The ancient city of Arjan is situated at a distance of 10 km. north of Behbahan. Today, only hillocks from this city have remained which belong to the Sassanide period. Previousely, ... MORE
The ancient city of Arjan is situated at a distance of 10 km. north of Behbahan. Today, only hillocks from this city have remained which belong to the Sassanide period. Previousely, this city used to have six gates which were named as, Ahvaz, Ray Shahr, Maidan, Kialin, Shiraz and Eazeh. The Hoomeh or ...
city: Behbahan
To the west of the Behbahan plains, amidst the small and scattered meadows, there are the ruins of 'Behgovad' or 'Behgovaz'city which was used to extend 20 sq.km. in area. MORE
To the west of the Behbahan plains, amidst the small and scattered meadows, there are the ruins of 'Behgovad' or 'Behgovaz'city which was used to extend 20 sq.km. in area.
Toz was one of the commercial and trading centers and was famous for is textiles, such as cotton or other decorative materials braided with gold or silver. Other remnants such as ruined ... MORE
Toz was one of the commercial and trading centers and was famous for is textiles, such as cotton or other decorative materials braided with gold or silver. Other remnants such as ruined edifices, broken pieces of stone and earthenware objects are evidences stating the importance of this city in the ...
Rayshahr Ancient City
in Bushehr City
city: Bushehr
Rayshahr is situated 8 km. south of the city of Bushehr and relics found in this region dates back to the third to 1st Millennium B.C. The relics of this ancient city are inscriptions ... MORE
Rayshahr is situated 8 km. south of the city of Bushehr and relics found in this region dates back to the third to 1st Millennium B.C. The relics of this ancient city are inscriptions in the cuneiform script, and decorative earthenware showing that this city was one of the important cities of the 'Elamite ...
city: Bushehr
Other ancient cities and ports are: Port of Mahruban 24 km. north of the port of Daylam or 'Bandar-e-Daylam' on the old road of Esfahan - Mahruban is another ancient port in the Bushehr ... MORE
Other ancient cities and ports are: Port of Mahruban 24 km. north of the port of Daylam or 'Bandar-e-Daylam' on the old road of Esfahan - Mahruban is another ancient port in the Bushehr province.
Majeen (Seimareh) Ancient City
in Dareh Shahr (DarreShahr) City
This ancient city is located in the Majeen Gorge and some vestiges of walls of the old city, buildings of the old city, palaces, and bazaars have been remained. Evidences such as appearance ... MORE
This ancient city is located in the Majeen Gorge and some vestiges of walls of the old city, buildings of the old city, palaces, and bazaars have been remained. Evidences such as appearance of buildings, materials used and scattered earthenware objects around it, reveal that it could probably be a Sassanide ...
Samera City
in Dehloran City
city: Dehloran
The ruins of this city are located in the banks of Cham Zangi river close to Bardi village. According to archaeological studies, its antiquity dates back to the pre-historic period. ... MORE
The ruins of this city are located in the banks of Cham Zangi river close to Bardi village. According to archaeological studies, its antiquity dates back to the pre-historic period. There are several historical vestiges including Sheyakh castle.
city: Dezful
The ancient city of Jondi Shapour lies at a distance of 10 km. from Dezful, at the vicinity of Shah Abad village. There is a strong possibility that Shahpour I was responsible for ... MORE
The ancient city of Jondi Shapour lies at a distance of 10 km. from Dezful, at the vicinity of Shah Abad village. There is a strong possibility that Shahpour I was responsible for the construction of this city after his victory over Valerian. His descendant (7th generation) known as 'Shapour Zol Akhtaf', ...
Belqeis Ancient City
in Esfarayen City
city: Esfarayen
This city which is actually the ruins of the old city of Esfarayen, is located 3 km. from the present city, and to the right of Sabzevar - Esfarayen Road. Earthen ware discovered in ... MORE
This city which is actually the ruins of the old city of Esfarayen, is located 3 km. from the present city, and to the right of Sabzevar - Esfarayen Road. Earthen ware discovered in this area dates back to the Safavid era, and it is believed that this city had been constucted much before this period.
city: Esfarayen
The village of Noushirvan is the birth place of Sultan Anushirvan is located northeast of Esfarayen. In the eastern section there is a sturdy wall named Faqat Dej (Fort) and the construction ... MORE
The village of Noushirvan is the birth place of Sultan Anushirvan is located northeast of Esfarayen. In the eastern section there is a sturdy wall named Faqat Dej (Fort) and the construction of this relates to Gobad Firooz. Remnants of this area relative to the early Islamic era and the Mongol period. ...
Firooz Abad Ancient City
in Firooz Abad City
It is located to the northwest of the present city of Firooz Abad. The remainders of the old fortification of the city, stony and brick-made buildings have covered the area. The remains ... MORE
It is located to the northwest of the present city of Firooz Abad. The remainders of the old fortification of the city, stony and brick-made buildings have covered the area. The remains of the ancient city of Firooz Abad, constitute one of the most valuable historical sites of Iran.
city: Harsin
In the down skirts of the Bistoon Mountains by the command of Mohammad Khodabandeh the Oljayto (703-716 AH.) a town was built known as "Soltan Abad Chamchal" or "litle Baqdad". This ... MORE
In the down skirts of the Bistoon Mountains by the command of Mohammad Khodabandeh the Oljayto (703-716 AH.) a town was built known as "Soltan Abad Chamchal" or "litle Baqdad". This town was constructed by the Eilkhani soltans in order to be used as the center of Kurdestan instead of "Bahar". In Bistoon ...
Other Ancient Cities and Archaeological Hills
in Shirvan Va Chardavol City
Other ancient cities and archaeological hills of the province are: Masbandan historical city in Sarabkalan village in Shirvan Va Chardavol, Mehrjandoq city in Dareh Shahr, Alikosh ... MORE
Other ancient cities and archaeological hills of the province are: Masbandan historical city in Sarabkalan village in Shirvan Va Chardavol, Mehrjandoq city in Dareh Shahr, Alikosh hill in Musian, Sargachleh hill in Dareh Shahr, Kalak Musivand hill in Abadsigan plain, Qal'eh Zaynal in Cham Kalan, Qalehgol ...
Other ancient areas of the province includes: the ancient Sassanide road in Bistoon area, the ancient city of Kambadneh between the Taq-e-Bostan and Kermanshah city, the Mambeh-e-Ab ... MORE
Other ancient areas of the province includes: the ancient Sassanide road in Bistoon area, the ancient city of Kambadneh between the Taq-e-Bostan and Kermanshah city, the Mambeh-e-Ab Hill in north west Kangavar, the Shalmaran hill 2 km. west of Kangavar, and Goudin Hill northwest of the Goudin Village ...
city: Mahabad
This historical city, which Batholomus called Darusha and Rawlinson named Daryasi, lies in the outskirts of Mahabad. The 'Roka' crypt which is located near the ruins of Andarkash bears ... MORE
This historical city, which Batholomus called Darusha and Rawlinson named Daryasi, lies in the outskirts of Mahabad. The 'Roka' crypt which is located near the ruins of Andarkash bears strong resemblance to the style and mode of engraving of the Achaemenian crypts in Persepolis (Takht-e-Jamhid).
city: Maku
This ancient, historical city (1st millennium BC.) was known as Baam-e-Farhad in the heights surrounding the Sangar Village, 7 km. north of Maku. This city has no means of defense ... MORE
This ancient, historical city (1st millennium BC.) was known as Baam-e-Farhad in the heights surrounding the Sangar Village, 7 km. north of Maku. This city has no means of defense and belonged to the Orartoie tribe or clan. To the east of the city is a temple made of stone. This is the temple of the ...
Toos Ancient City, Toos
in Mashhad City
city: Mashhad
In Sassanian Dynasty, Toos was one of the cities in the route of Gorgan and Nayshabur to Marv, Nessa and finally towards west. After the Nahavand war, a way was paved for passage of ... MORE
In Sassanian Dynasty, Toos was one of the cities in the route of Gorgan and Nayshabur to Marv, Nessa and finally towards west. After the Nahavand war, a way was paved for passage of Arab soldiers to the east. In the year 29 - 30 AH, Khorassan was conquered by Abdollah bin Aamer and thus the area of ...
Arisman Ancient City
in Natanz City
city: Natanz
This historical site of 'Arisman' with 6000 years of antiquity is located in the Arisman Village in the township of Natanz. The same comprises of three archeological vicinities and ... MORE
This historical site of 'Arisman' with 6000 years of antiquity is located in the Arisman Village in the township of Natanz. The same comprises of three archeological vicinities and lie in the skirts of the Karkas Mountains and to the north of it. This area resembles a workshop or foundry with colossal ...
Kharbez Archaeological City
in Qeshm Island City
This ancient city is related to the Sassanide era, and till the 4th century AH. was a thriving city. Earthenware and other evidences have been found through surveys made here. The ... MORE
This ancient city is related to the Sassanide era, and till the 4th century AH. was a thriving city. Earthenware and other evidences have been found through surveys made here. The estimated length of this city is 7 km. and sweet-water was utilized here.
Ancient Ray
in Ray (Rey) City
city: Ray (Rey)
The ancient relics in the surrounding area of current Ray are remnants from the pre and post Islamic era. As an example we may point out the Tabrak Castle (Chechmeh Ali), the center ... MORE
The ancient relics in the surrounding area of current Ray are remnants from the pre and post Islamic era. As an example we may point out the Tabrak Castle (Chechmeh Ali), the center of Saljuqi city, the Naqareh Khaneh Tower, Chal Tarkhan, the castle and rampart of Ray, structures, earthenware and enamelled ...
Dastova Archaeological City
in Shushtar City
city: Shushtar
The ancient city of Dastova is located 3 km. south of Shooshtar, alongside the Dariyoon stream. According to evidences, Dastova city was constructed during the Parthian rule by 'Shilhak ... MORE
The ancient city of Dastova is located 3 km. south of Shooshtar, alongside the Dariyoon stream. According to evidences, Dastova city was constructed during the Parthian rule by 'Shilhak Inshushinak'. But in the early Islamic era, this city became deserted and forlorn. The writer of the book 'Al Ansab' ...
city: Zabol
The ruins of this ancient city which was once the capital of Sistan, is located in the plains alongside the Hamoon Lake. Historical records and documents show that this city in its ... MORE
The ruins of this ancient city which was once the capital of Sistan, is located in the plains alongside the Hamoon Lake. Historical records and documents show that this city in its own time was a thriving and flourishing one, even in the pre- Islamic period. Due to a change in the course of the Hirmand ...
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