This castle lies 20 km. west of Malayer, in the district of Shurkat. In this region three cycles of civilizations have been distinct. The first of which being in the second half of the 8th to the beginning of 6th century BC. and related to the Medes. The architectural relics in this connection are, the fire-temple or (Atashkadeh) on the western side of the hill, the pillared hall or 'Apadana', the main hall or temple used for worship, chambers, store-rooms, tunnel and ramparts of the castle. The civilizations to follow that is the second and third cycles have not been clarified.
Malayer is one of the southern townships of Hamadan province, with a temperate and mountainous climate. Mostowfi narrates that Nahavand comprised of 100 villages divided into three portions named as, Malayer, Esfidhan and Jeyqooq. The city of Malayer ...
The aggregate of the Takht-e-Soleiman monument (Takht-e-Soleyman or Azar Goshnasp Fire Temple) is placed on a natural high land, about 20 m. above the surrounding plain. ...MORE
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