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Ancient Ray

in Ray city | Tehran province
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Ancient Ray

Related to Ray city (located in Tehran province)
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 articles, the ruins of the Parthian Castle on the Cheshmeh Ali hillock , gold and silver coins relative to the Parthians, Sassanians, and Saljuqians in the 6th and 7th centuries AH. Besides some vestiges such as ruins of a mosque of the 2nd century AH, a crypt made of brick, pieces of plaster work from the Saljuqi era reveals the prosperity and flourishment of this city or area from the early Islamic period till the 5th and 6h century AH.
Ray is one of the oldest cities of Iran. About 300 BC, one of the successors of Alexander (Solukus) named Ray as "Oriyoos". Thereafter the Parthians named the same "Arsakia" and "Arshakiyeh". During the reign of the Sassanids ‘Ray’ found its current ...
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Category: Towers
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