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ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES IN IRAN (category)

More information about Taq-e Bostan Rock Reliefs
Taq-e Bostan Rock Reliefs
in Kermanshah City
The "Taq-e Bostan" (Bostan Arch) or "Taq-e Vostan" (Vostan Arch) is situated to the right of the city entrance of Kermanshah, and is to the north east of this city. This aggregate ... MORE
Taq-e Bostan series near Kermanshah is one of the unprecedented historical monuments in Iran and the world which is the first stone animation in the world with fine reliefs of the Ancient Iranian greatness and glory. It is in the heart of Zagros Mountain Range, where it has endured natural phenomena such as wind and rainfall for 1,700 years.
More information about Bandian Archaeological site
Bandian Archaeological site
in Dargaz (Daregaz) City
The Bandian fire temple or Bandian Site-Museum (Archaeological site) is a Sassanid era sanctuary and temple where zoroastrians during the sassanids dynasty practiced their rituals ... MORE
The Bandian Fire Temple is an archaeological site near Dargaz in Razavi Khorasan Province near the medieval city of Abiward. The primary excavations were carried out to reveal precious remains of art and architecture of the pre-Islamic Iran, dating from the Sassanian period (224-651 AD) when the archaeological significance of Bandian was recognized.
More information about Shapur cave in Tang-e Chogan
Shapur cave in Tang-e Chogan
in Kazeroon City
city: Kazeroon
In the Chowgan Valley (Chogan Valley near Kazerun in Fars Province) there is a rather large cave in which a huge statue of Shapour I (the second ruler of the Sasanid Empire) has been ... MORE
Shapur cave is located at the end of Chogan canyon in the four kilometer distance of Bishapur City near Kazerun town in Fars Province, the most important Sassanid capital in an 800 meter height from the ground and its entrance is about 30 meters.
city: Kazeroon
Bishapur (Shapur's City) is an ancient city located 23km North-West of Kazerun (Kazeron) in Fars province. Just beside the ancient city of Bishapur, there are six bas reliefs of ... MORE
Bishapur (Shapur's City) is an ancient city located 23km North-West of Kazerun (Kazeron) in Fars province. Just beside the ancient city of Bishapur, there are six bas reliefs of Sassanid Era in Tang-e Chogan valley. Some inscriptions of Sassanid kings on the four corners around a river in this valley ...
city: Shushtar
The Shooshtar Waterfalls (Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System) are considered to be an attractive historical site. They are located alongside a branch of the Gerger (Gar Gar River), ... MORE
Shooshtar Historical Hydraulic System (Shushtar Watermills) is an island city from the Sassanid era with a complex irrigation system located in Iran's Khuzestan Province. The site has been referred to as "A masterpiece of creative genius" by UNESCO.
city: Malayer
Nushijan Citadel (Nooshijan Fire Temple or Noushijan Tappe) lies 20km northwest of Malayer and 60 kilometers away from Hamadan in Hamedan Province, in the district of Shurkat. In ... MORE
Nushijan Citadel (Nooshijan Fire Temple or Noushijan Tappe) lies 20km northwest of Malayer and 60 kilometers away from Hamadan in Hamedan Province, in the district of Shurkat. In this region three cycles of civilizations have been distinct. The first of which being in the second half of the 8th to ...
More information about Hassanloo Hill
Hassanloo Hill
in Naqadeh City
city: Naqadeh
Teppe Hasanlu (Tappeh Hassanlou) is an archeological site of an ancient city located in northwest Iran in West Azerbaijan Province, a short distance south of Lake Urmia. This hillock ... MORE
Teppe Hasanlu (Tappeh Hassanlou) is an archeological site of an ancient city located in northwest Iran in West Azerbaijan Province, a short distance south of Lake Urmia. This hillock lies 12km to the north east of Naqadeh (Naghadeh) next to the Hassanloo Village. It is about 20m higher than Godar River ...
More information about Sialk Hills (Tepe Sialk)
Sialk Hills (Tepe Sialk)
in Kashan City
city: Kashan
Approximately 6500-5500 years BC, a community with an interesting civilization was settled in this area and their tools were of stone and bone. There is a possibility that the former ... MORE
A joint study between Iran's Cultural Heritage Organization, the Louvre, and the Institut Francais de Recherche en Iran also verifies the oldest settlements in SialkHills to date to around 6000-5500 BC.
city: Marivan
Among the most significant castles and fortresses of Kurdistan Province, is the Qal’e Imam (Imam Castle or Khan Ahmad) which due to its location within the Marivan District, is also ... MORE
Imam Castle (Marivan Castle or Khan Ahmad) was developed and used by Baban and Ardalan Governors during Safavid Era. The strategic place of this castle and its political conditions that appeared by Safavid rise in the region are among the most important factors in the formation and development of this castle.
More information about Farhad Tarash (Faratash)
Farhad Tarash (Faratash)
in Bisotun (Behistun) City
Farhad Tarash (Faratash or Farhad-Tash), which means carved by Farhad in the Persian language, is a slab approximately 180 meters long and 33 meters high located west of the Darius ... MORE
This 1200m vertical limestone wall is home to some of Iran’s most epic climbs. The bottom part of the wall was artificially smoothed in the 7th century for an inscription that Khosrow II never got around to chiselling. Some historians say this wall was carved so that Darius I could have his will inscribed on it.
city: Tabas
Tabas Citadel (Kohan-Dej) is one of the oldest monuments that is located in Tabas, Vaez Tabasi Street, in the Southern Khorasan Province. It dates back to more than 1000 years ago. ... MORE
This Citadel (Also known as KohanDej or Tabas Fortress) is one of the oldest monuments in Tabas (Southern Khorasan Province). Much of the original fortress has been destroyed due to earthquakes and the wear of time. However, one can still see the perimeter of what at one time must have been a decent-sized outpost.
city: Zahedan
Timur Castle is a relic of the Mongol and Safavid eras and a part of Zahedan Kohneh Ancient city. The structure is located to the southwest of the old city of Zahedan (Zahedan-e Kohneh) ... MORE
Timur Castle is a relic of the Mongol and Safavid eras and a part of Zahedan Kohneh Ancient city. The structure is located to the southwest of the old city of Zahedan (Zahedan-e Kohneh) and in the Posht Ab vicinity of Zabol. Historical city of Zahedan-Kohne is located at the north part of Zahak basin ...
Zivieh Castle (Ziwiyeh Castle, The castle of Ziwiyeh Hills, Izirtu) is located 42km north east of Saqez in Kurdistan Province, and to the west of the Karaftoo Village and in an ancient ... MORE
Zivieh Castle (Ziwiyeh Castle, The castle of Ziwiyeh Hills, Izirtu) is located 42km north east of Saqez in Kurdistan Province, and to the west of the Karaftoo Village and in an ancient region. It was just by chance discovered in 1947. Articles found in this castle, reveal the progressive civilization ...
More information about Iwan-e Karkheh Ancient City
Iwan-e Karkheh Ancient City
in Shoosh (Susa) City
Iwan-e Karkheh (Eivan-e Karkhe) is a monument from the Sassanide period and is located 20km northwest of the ruined city of Shoosh (Susa). It is known as 'Kut Karkheh' or Ivan-e-Kharkheh ... MORE
Iwan-e Karkheh (Eivan-e Karkhe) is a monument from the Sassanide period and is located 20km northwest of the ruined city of Shoosh (Susa). It is known as 'Kut Karkheh' or Ivan-e-Kharkheh palace. A colossal rampart encloses the palace, and on each side there are entrances at regular intervals. ...
More information about Gerdkooh Ancient Hill
Gerdkooh Ancient Hill
in Qaem Shahr (Ghaemshahr) City
Gerdkooh Hills (Gerdkuh or Gerd Kuh ancient hills) with 5000 years history, consists of three hills, the tallest of which is 26 m in height. Their history has been estimated to date ... MORE
Gerdkooh Hills (Gerdkuh or Gerd Kuh ancient hills) with 5000 years history, consists of three hills, the tallest of which is 26 m in height. Their history has been estimated to date back to the iron age. The hills are located in Qaem Shahr (Ghaemshahr) in Mazandaran Province (north of Iran). In exploring ...
The ancient city of Susa (Shoosh or Shush) has been one of the oldest civilization centers and one of the most famous cities in the world. It was the capital of Elamite dynasty for ... MORE
The ancient city of Susa (Shoosh or Shush) has been one of the oldest civilization centers and one of the most famous cities in the world. It was the capital of Elamite dynasty for several thousand years old, as well as the Achaemenid Empire's winter capital. The remnants of Shahoor Palace (built ...
More information about Qadamgah Temple
Qadamgah Temple
in Tabriz City
city: Tabriz
Qadamgah Temple (Ghadamgah Cave and currently Ghadamgah Mosque) is a 1200 year old cave located south of Azar-Shahr near the village of Badamyar in East Azerbaijan province. This cave ... MORE
Ghadamgah cave, a 1200 year old place (located in Badamyar, Azarshahr which is called qadamgah temple, too) is a location for Mithraism ceremony. This place was used as a temple in pre-Islamic periods. After Islam, it was used as a mosque.
city: Zabol
The ruins of Zaranj ancient city (Or Zarang) which was once the capital of Sistan, is located in the plains alongside the Hamoon Lake. Historical records and documents show that this ... MORE
The ruins of Zaranj ancient city (Or Zarang) which was once the capital of Sistan, is located in the plains alongside the Hamoon Lake. Historical records and documents show that this city in its own time was a thriving and flourishing one, even in the pre- Islamic period. Due to a change in the course ...
More information about Arisman Ancient City
Arisman Ancient City
in Natanz City
city: Natanz
This historical site of Arisman with 6000 years of antiquity is located in the Arisman Village in the township of Natanz (in Isfahan Province). This historical site comprises of three ... MORE
This historical site of Arisman with 6000 years of antiquity is located in the Arisman Village in the township of Natanz (in Isfahan Province). This historical site comprises of three archeological vicinities and lie in the skirts of the Karkas Mountains and to the north of it. This area resembles a ...
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