Tourist Attraction

Sassanide Shapour Inscription

in Meshkin-Shahr city | Ardabil province
Tourist Attraction

Sassanide Shapour Inscription

Related to Meshkin-Shahr city (located in Ardabil province)
About 100 meters to the east of the main square in Meshkin Shahr, this inscription is located in a valley named Dareh Baq Nowruz. On one of the slopes there is an inscription belonging to the Shapour II, the Sassanian. This inscription is composed of the following sections: Line 1-3: The date of the inscription goes back to year 300 before Islam. Line 3-9: Recognition of the work of Hormoz for his six-year efforts during the construction of the tower. Line 9-21: An advice from Hormozd to the elite of the city asking them to contemplate the beauty of the tower or to make an effort to build a better one.
The city of Meshkin Shahr is located in the northwestern Iran, at the center of the province, and 839 kilometers far from Tehran. Being near the high Sabalan (Savalan) Mountains it enjoys a moderate mountainous climate. Formerly, it was known as "Khiav". The Sabalan summit ...
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