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Bistoon Archaeological Region

in Harsin city | Kermanshah province
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Bistoon Archaeological Region

Related to Harsin city (located in Kermanshah province)
The Behestan Mountains with a height of about 2,794 m. above sea level is located to the right of the of Kermanshah - Hamadan Road. This mountain in different periods was called by the names of Boqestan, Begestan and Bistoon, and today is known as Bistoon. Bistoon is alongside the ancient Silk Road and is located at the crossing point of Iran's western roads. In this area of the Zagross slopes, there are abundant gushing springs, which have caused the area to flourishing and there is a resting point for the travelers and a location for caravans to stop. The Bistoon region due to its special importance in different ancient historical periods, has evidences from various eras, right up to the Safavid period.
Harsin is one of the southeastern townships of Kermanshah and enjoys a temperate climate. Harsin is one of the ancient areas of Kermanshah Province. In this area there are relics belonging to the Sassanide period, also an engraved tablet in the mountain, ...
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