Tourist Attraction

Shah Jan Graveyard

in Roodsar city | Gilan province
Tourist Attraction

Shah Jan Graveyard

Related to Roodsar city (located in Gilan province)
The said is located at a distance of 2 km. from the village of 'Shah Jan'. One of the enriched archaeological sites of Gilan. Remnants of crypt-like tombs of the Achaemenian era, tombs of the Parthian period, and those related to the early Islamic period can be observed here. On the level, as well as rocky surfaces, the remains of a castle of the Islamic period (relevant to the Esmaili sect) can be seen. Besides which, scattered pieces of earthenware in this cemetry dating to the 4th, 5th and 6th centuries AH. are also evident.
Enjoying a moderate and humid climate, the township of Roodsar is located in a verdant plain 326 km. from Tehran and to the south of the Caspian Sea. According to valid historical documents, the ancient name of Roodsar was "Koutum", which was a small city in Rankooh. The ...
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