The rock tomb of Fakhrigah

The rock tomb of Faghreghah near Mahabad
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This 'tower of silence' is located near Eqriqash in a place called Fakhrgah (or Faghreghah) and is very likely to be the tomb of a Median prince. Within this cave there are three sites that most probabely one of them belongs to Fra Atis.
The rock tomb of Fakhrigah
is related to Mahabad city (located in West Azerbaijan province)
This 'tower of silence' is located near Eqriqash in a place called Fakhrgah (or Faghreghah) and is very likely to be the tomb of a Median prince. Within this cave there are three sites that most probabely one of them belongs to Fra Atis.
The rock tomb of Faghreghah near Mahabad
In the village of Egriqash (Andarqash or Eyriqash) 18 km. from Mahabad right in the heart of the mountain a relatively large crypt has been formed (related to the first king of Medes).

This cave is of unique architectural design and its height till ground level is about 10m. Within this cave there are three sites that most probabely one of them belongs to Fra Atis.

The tomb structure includes a porch, behind which is a room containing the graves. The tomb is the only one of all the rock tombs identified in Iran with a facade, and an interior which has columns and lacks any walls. The facade of the tomb has been built on a completely smooth rock wall, with an average height of 4.70 meters and is of the same width as the facade.

People of Andarqash believe that this crypt was for sometimes the dwelling place for Farhad (From the love story of Shirin and Farhad). He has made some drawings remembering his beloved. Most probabley the word Faqerqa is the short form of the word Farhadgah.
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The rock tomb of Faghreghah near Mahabad
The rock tomb of Fakhrigah (Faghragha) near Mahabad
The rock tomb of Fakhrigah near Mahabad
The rock tomb of Fakhrigah near Mahabad
The rock tomb of Faghreghah near Mahabad
The rock tomb of Fakhrigah near Mahabad
The rock tomb of Fakhrigah near Mahabad
The rock tomb of Faghreghah near Mahabad
The rock tomb of Faghreghah near Mahabad
The rock tomb of Fakhrigah near Mahabad
The rock tomb of Faghreghah (Fakhrigah) near Mahabad
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