Haroun Prison (Haroon Prison) or the Harun al-Rashid prison (Also known as Khaan) in Rey is a cuboid structure made of stone and stucco, which dates back to the Buyid dynasty (934-1062). The structure, which was used for the solitary confinement of criminal in the Buyid era, is 9 meters tall and has two stories.
Other castles and towers are near Shahr-eRey and Tehran named as follows: Central castle and ramparts of the Saljuqians in Ray, prison of Haroon at the distance of 10 km in Tehran - Khorassan Road and Sorkh (Red) castle in Ray.
(There is another Castle prison named as Harun Al Rashid in Mashhad city)
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 name.In the Islamic ...
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