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Roodkhan Castle or Ghaleh Roodkhan is a Sassanid era military complex located 25 km Southwest of Fouman, nicely built at the two peaks of a mountain at elevations of 715 and 670 meters.
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Sassanid Horse Head made of Silver and Gold found in Kerman now in Louvre Museum. It is a luxurious piece of Iranshahr craftsmanship of the 4th century AD. Most such artifacts were plundered and melted for the metals, few smuggled and kept in collections.
Tags :Kerman , Horse , Head , Sassanid , Silver , Museum , Louvre , Gold


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The giganitic (200x40m) Farhad Tarash is an incomplete Sassanid relief in Kermanshah, Bisotoun Mountain. According to a legend in Shahnameh of Ferdowsi it's the witness of an ancient love story about Farhad who dug the mountain for his love Shirin.
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Sassanid era Dara City/Fortress in Mesapotamia, today's Oghuz village of Turkey fell into Roman hands when Euphrates became the Roman-Sassanid border.Because of its strategic importance, it became the scene of Roman-Persian conflicts of the 6th century.
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The historical Jareh Dam in Kazeroon was a registered national heritage, a monument of the Sassanid era (approx. 1700 years old) which was completely destroyed after a new dam was built on top of it.
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When the king of India sent the chessboard to Sassanid king Khosrau Anoushirvan, Bozorgmehr not only won the Indian ambassador in the game but also invented backgammon. The story is depicted in the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi in Persian poems.
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Fars Province/Firouzabad: Sassanid king Ardeshir 1 (Babakan) Palace.also known as the Atashkadeh is a castle located on the slopes of the mountain on which Ghaleh Dokhtar is situated on Built in AD 224.
Tags :Sassanid , Firouzabad , Ardeshir 1 , Palace , Babakan , Ardeshir Babakan Palace , Castle , Ghaledokhtar


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What is particularly interesting about Ardeshir Babakan Palace is that its architectural design does not exactly fall into that of the Parthians or even Sassanid category; the design is a unique design particular to architects of Fars/Persis.
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1500 years old Beyazeh Castle/Arc in Nayeen was built during Sassanid era but it was used in post Islamic times.During Ismailiyeh, it became headquarters for Hasan Sabbah followers.It was the only enduring castle against Hasan Kashi cannon raids in 1909.
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Panorama view of Naghsh Rostam in Persis. Naqsh-e Rostam is an archaeological site located about 12 km northwest of Persepolis, in Fars province, Iran. Naqsh-e Rostam lies a few hundred meters from Naqsh-e Rajab.
Tags :Persis , Naghsh Rostam , Panorama , Achaemenid , Sassanid


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A relief in Tang Chogan in Kazeroon near Bishabour in Fars Province shows Sassanid king Bahram 2 known as Sakanshah after a victory against Arab tribes.Tang Chogan is a valley where Sassanid kings used to play polo.
Tags :Sassanid , Bahram 2 , Tang Chogan , Kazeroon , Bishapour , Fars Province


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A Sassanid Relief in Tang Chogan near Kazeroon shows Coronation of Bahram 1 taking the Diadem from his father Sahpour. Bahram was the fourth Sassanid emperor of the second Persian Empire and succeeded his brother Hormazd 1 (r. 272–273)
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Sassanid king Bahram 1st Gold Coin.Bahram 1st (Shah of Persia 273–276) was the fourth Sassanid emperor of the Persian Empire. He was the eldest son of Shapour 1st and succeeded his brother Hormazd 1 (r. 272–273), who had reigned for only a year.
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Khorshid Cave is located on roadside of Firoozkooh road, in Doab vicinity of Mazandaran. Measuring 75 x 25 x 15 meters; its arched entrance is one of the largest natural ones in the world. On the left , a four-story-high Sassanid castle persists the time.
Tags :Mazandaran , Savadkooh , Khorshid Cave , Sassanid


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The first Coins used in the Ismaic realm by the Rashedin Caliph Osman was a Sassanid Silver coin with the Arabic phrase Bismillah (meaning in the name of Allah) by the image of the last ruler of the Sassanid Empire Yazdgerd 3rd.
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Sassanid era Ghaledokhtar (Maiden Tower) in Baku / Azarbaijan. Also known as Qiz Qalesi or Kiz Kulesi in Turkish, the structure had been target of many invasions and it was almost destroyed defending against Russian cannons in 1723.
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Sassanid era Markooh Castle is located near Ramsar on the road to Tonekabon. Markooh castle has been renovated and used in different post-Islamic periods as a military base during raids. The western wall is 10m long and still remains intact.
Tags :Sassanid , Ramsar , Markooh , Castle , Mazandaran , Ketalem and Sadat Shahr


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Court ceremony of Fathali Shah Qajar was later added to Sassanid Taghebostan complex in Kermanshah. The Qajar were trying to somehow legitimize their reign by such acts as relating themselves to other Iraniani dynasties.
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Tin alloy Coin of Shapour 3rd, the eleventh Sassanid King of Persia from 383 to 388. Shapour 3. succeeded his father Ardeshir 2. in the year 383.Shapour 3. died in 388, after reigning more than 5 years. He was a man of simple tastes, and liked outdoors.
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Sassanid Taghebostan Relief Shapour 2 in crowning eremony of his son Shapour 3 .Tagh-e-Bostan and its rock relief are one of the 30 surviving Sassanid relics of the Zagros mountains.Figures of the two kings have been carved in silhouette.
Tags :Sassanid , Taghebostan , Shapour 2 , Shapour 3 , Relief , Kermanshah


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Sassanid Silver Dirham Coin with image of Khosrau Parviz, On the edges Arabic words Allah & Mohammad are seen. The coin has been mint in 1st century AH during the governorship of Omar Bin Obeydollah in Basra.
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Sassanid Tisfun Taghekasra. Tisfun rose to prominence during the Parthian Empire in the 1st century BC, and was the seat of government for most of its rulers.
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Taghebostan Kermanshah: Embossed figures of Sassanid king of kings Ardeshir 1 during coronation ceremony of Ardeshir 2. Zoroastrian deity Mithra on the left is honoring the deal. Taghebostan rock reliefs is a well preserved Sassanid collection.
Tags :Taghebostan , Kermanshah , Ardeshir 1 , Mithra , Ardeshir 2 , Sassanid


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Miniature painting from Ostad Kamaloddin Behzad illustrates a poem from Haftpeykar of Nezami in which Khornagh Castle/Palace is being built Castle in Hirah (an ancient city located 6 km south of Kufah in south-central Iraq) Satrapy of Sassanid Empire.
Tags :Sassanid , Hirah , Castle , Behzad , Nezami , Miniature , Lakhmid


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Copper plate shows Sassanid Khosrau Parviz submitting to Roman emperor Heraclius (Cherub: an angel on the left is watching) Khosrau started a in 602 that lasted for 25 years and exhausted both the Sassanid and the Byzantine Empires.
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Yazdgerd II Coin
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Derafsh Kaviani
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Khusrau I Anoushirvan Coin. Khosrau 1st most commonly known in Persian as Khosrau Anoushirvan or Anoushirvan-e Dadgar (r. 531–579), was the most famous and celebrated of the Sassanid Emperors.
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Sassanid Map and the Persian Gulf read as daryaye-Pars. Some of Persian satrapies such as Margiana,Sogdiana,Kharazm,Hyrcania,Arachosia,Sekestan,Kerman along the east-west trade routes aka silk-road are depicted.
Tags :Sassanid , Map , Persian Gulf , Sea , Margiana , Sogdiana , Kharazm , Hyrcania , Arachosia , Sekestan , Kerman


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Leaf from a Manichaean Book. Khocho, Ruin K. 8th/9th century AD. Painting on paper shows Manichaeism Priests. 17.2x 11.2 cm. Mani believed humans are created as vegetarians and that lust and passion towards women can corrupt a man.
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Self made Manichaeism Painting Priests from a Book. Mani was a Sassanid era prophet soon considered a threat for the hegemony of the clergymen of his time and thus the Zoroastrian priests paved the way for his execution.
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Wall Painting showing Manichean Priests from Khocho ruins, 10th/11th century CE Sassanid era religion Manichaeism religion was founded by the Iranian prophet Mani.Mani re-presented the conflict between light and the material world of darkness
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Embossed figure of the Sassanid grand Priest Kartir Naghsherajab inscription stating his faith and devotion to the sassanian kings in Fars Province.Kartir ruthlessly used to promote his own position and to punish lower-ranking priests.
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Bisotun Khosrau Bridge
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Sassanid Poledokhtar Bridge in Miyaneh, East Azarbaijan was partly destroyed by a mine that Soviet backed Democrat Party militia planted.
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Hormazd I Coin
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Bahram I Coin. Bahram 1st (Shah of Persia 273–276) was the fourth Sassanid emperor of the Persian Empire. He was the eldest son of Shapour 1st and succeeded his brother Hormazd 1 (r. 272–273), who had reigned for only a year.
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Bahram 2nd Coin. Bahram II was the fifth Sassanid King of Persia in 276–293. He was the son of Bahram 1st (273–276).Bahram II is ruled tyrannically and disgusted all his principal nobles, who went so far as to form a conspiracy against him
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Bahram III Coin. Bahram 3. was the sixth Sassanid King of Persia, only son of Bahram 2. At a young age he was appointed viceroy to the region of Sakestan after Bahram 2's conquest of it around 280's AD.
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Shapour 2nd of Sassanid dynasty.Shapour II who had became king before birth and his reign was longer than his life had once again, after Shapour II, extended Iranian territory from China to the Mediterranean Sea.
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Sassanid Hormazd II Coin
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Ardeshir 3 Coin. Sassanid Ardashir III (c. 621-27 April 630) was the twenty-fourth Sassanid King of Persia from 628 to 630.
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Ardeshir Babakan Palace Firouzabad Persis
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Embossed Bird and Ram Sassanid 4-6 AD
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Artaxerxes III Chronicle
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In Chekchekoo (Chak Chak) Firealtar near Ardakan of Yazd, there are constantly waterdrops from mountains that have given the name to this temple. Every year on June 14-18 Zoroastrians from around the world meet at the Zoroastrian fire temple.
Tags :Firealtar , Yazd , Sassanid , Religion , Zoroaster , Temple , Chekchekoo


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Narin/Narenj Castle in Meybod of Yazd is a pre-Islamic building which has been repaired many times.
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Sassanid Glass with an image of Khosrau 2. Sassanid glass is frequently referred to as Pre-Islamic Glass in which decorations usually consists of solid and visual motifs from the mould (reliefs),.
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Coin Ardashir Artaxerxes I Makrocheir
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Byzantine Heraclius Khosrau II. Khosrau Parviz started a in 602 that lasted for 25 years and exhausted both the Sassanid and the Byzantine Empires.
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Sassanid Hezar Darb (Thousand Gates) Castle in Darreshahr of Elam
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Sassanid Coin Yazdgerd I. Yazdgerd was very powerful both in military and diplomacy and very opportunistic. Like his Achaemenid ancestors, he advocated freedom of religion and worship and provided space for religious minorities.
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Shapour Statue Bishapour
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ShapurI Cave Bishapour
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Chartaghi made of bricks and mud a Sassanid era Firealtar standing test of time in Darrehshahr of Elam province,
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Sassanid Mithraseum (Mehrabeh) unearthed in Ostia Italy
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Sassanid Gavmishan bridge on Simara river
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Sasanian Bronze Statuete
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Firealtar Sassanid Magian Praying
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Sassanid Dejposht Castle in Abdanan located on a high hill
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Bahram 5th Coin. Bahram V was the fourteenth Sassanid King of Persia (421–438). Also called Bahram Goor, he was a son of Yazdegerd 1st (399–421) after whose sudden death he gained the crown against the opposition of the grandees.
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Taghebostan, a combination of Stone, green and water in Kermanshah Embossed Ardeshir is shown taking sacred diadem from Ahouramazda Mitra.It's a beautiful setting along an historic Silk Road caravan route waypoint and campground.
Tags :Taghebostan , Kermanshah , Ardeshir , Ahouramazda , Mitra , Sassanid , Embossed


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Taghebostan Bisotoun Embossed King Hunting wild boar. This example of Sassanid art is located 5 km from the city center of Kermanshah in western Iran in the heart of the Zagros mountains.
Tags :Bisotoun , Embossed , Hunt , King , Taghebostan , Sassanid


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Tisfun Palace 1909. Taghekasra (The arch of Kasra) is the only visible remains of the historical city of Tisfun, as the great arch located in what is now the Iraqi town of Salman Pak.
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Sassanid king Ardeshir Babakan castle
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Drawing shows special Sassanid Border Patrol units in Hyrcania called Savaran. They were quickly dispatched from castles in the area for swift attacks on invading Heptalites.
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Sassanid king Yazdgerd 3 Coin Sekestan mint Dated Reignal year 11 (642 AD) Yazdgerd 3 was the 35th and the last king of the Sassanid Dynasty. Yazdgerd 3 was the grandson of Khosrau Parviz and Shirin.
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Located 25 km southwest of Fouman Roodkhan Castle is a military complex which had been constructed during the Seljuk Dynasty.The Castle is built on two tips of a mount, with an area of 50,000 square meters.
Tags :Fouman , Roodkhan , Castle , Seljuk , Gilan , Sassanid


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This Silver plate shows Sassanid king Shapour II Hunting. He is mounted on the back of a deer pushing his dagger into its neck. Shapour II (309-379) became king when he was a fetus! During Shapour II's reign, the Sassanid Empire reached its glory again.
Tags :Sassanid , Shapour 2 , Hunt , Silver , British Museum , Crown , Zolaktaf



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Sassanid Gavmishan Bridge at the cross section of Simareh and Kashkan rivers
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Arc of Rayn: The city of Rayn built during Sassanid dynasty is located 100 lm south of Kerman
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Sassanid Pottery Rhagae Dancers
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Sassanid Harsin Basin
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Map of Sassanid Empire
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Sassanid king Ghobad I Coin. Ghobad I's first reign 488-496, second reign 498-530.Ghobad agreed with some of Mazdak teachings and created laws to reduce the privileges of the nobility and bring greater social justice to the people.
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Boost of Sassanid King at Louvre museum
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Oval painting shows Shapour and Valerian fighting
Tags :Shapour 2 , Valerian , Sassanid , Painting , Fight , Zolaktaf


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Valerian Philip submission to Shapour after defeat in battle. start a Persian invasion. At first successful, he was later defeated by the Persian king Shapour I and died 260 AD in captivity.
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Khosrau II Parviz Coin
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Yazdgerd III Coin
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Sassanid Infantry 2500 Years Celebrations
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Silhouette of a Chariot running towards Tisfun Palace.Tisfun was a major military objective for the leaders of the Roman Empire in their eastern wars. The city was captured by Rome five times in its history
Tags :Chariot , Tisfun , Sassanid , Palace , Taghekasra


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Sassanid Palace Sarvestan Shiraz
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Roodkhan Castle was primarily used as a base for Marzban forces (border patrol) to launch surprise attacks on possible invading armies. It was also a fortified city where people escaped to in such case as Turkic bandit attacks.
Tags :Roodkhan , Castle , Fouman , Gilan , Sassanid


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Ghaleh Roodkhan can be separated into west and east sections with many rooms, a fountain in the middle, Persian Hamam, barracks, stable, secondary gate, and an inner tower. According to the Roodkhan Castle legend, it was never conquered by the enemy.
Tags :Roodkhan , Castle , Fouman , Gilan , Sassanid


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Garmsar National Park: Bahram Goor's Palace. The Shah Abbas (Bahram) palace is square in shape with six towers and two gateways, standing to the north and south. The structure has been made of white large polished limestone blocks.
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Fouman Roodkhan Castle sits at the two peaks of a mountain at elevations of 715 and 670 metres and contains strong fortifications and battlements at a length of 1,550 metres. The castle's 42 towers still stand intact.
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Takhte Soleyman (Salamon's throne) Castle Takab West Azarbaijan: Built by Sassanids, a new gate was added during Ilkhanates, with a firealtar in the center. The city of Takhte-Soleyman was destroyed by Heraclius in 624 AD
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Takhte Soleyman Castle Takab Azarbaijan Sassanid, on the south side, Khosrau's terrace and bedroom are located
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Kara Church (Ghara-Kelisa) Maku, district of Siyah Cheshmeh. The palace is sacred because Tatarus, Bartelemius and 3500 of their followers were killed by the king of Armenia in 43AD
Tags :Church , Maku , Azarbaijan , Sassanid , Religion , Saint Thaddeus Monastery


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Saint Thaddeus Monastery or Kara/Black Church is located 20 kilometers from the town of Maku.One of the 12 Apostles, St. Thaddeus, also known as Saint Jude was martyred while spreading the Gospel. He is revered as an apostle of the Armenian Church.
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Sorop Serkis Church Khoy 4th century AD
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Nana Maryam Church Urmia
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Sassanid era Bazehor Firealtar in Mashhad is a Zoroasterian fire temple.
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Zahhak Castle of Maragheh is located 30 km from Ajabshir on the east coast or Urmia lake
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Sarvestan Palace Shiraz Built by Sassanid king Bahram 5th (Goor) reign (420-438)
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Original bases of the Atashgah (Firealtar) belong to Elamid era 2 km west of Isfahan on the Najafabad rd.
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Embossed figure of the Sassanid king Khosrau Hunting on a Golden Plate. Khosrau 1 was married to the daughter of a Turkish Khaghan named in Armenian sources as Kayen and in the Persian sources as Qaqim-Khaghan
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Above:The last photograph from north side of Sassanid Nahavand Castle taken by Naseroddin Shah Qajar before destroying it in search of treasures. The images below show the main gate that was only accessible through a bridge.
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Iranian flag waving on top of the Bibi Shahrbanou Mausoleum in a Mountain also in her name Rhagae. Bibi Shahrbanou who was a daughter of Yazdgerd III, and wife of Imam Hossein sought shelter here while escaping the Yazidi killers.
Tags :Rhagae , Bibi Shahrbanou , Mausoleum , Mountain , Iranian Flag , Sassanid , Imam Hossein , Yazdgerd


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Into the light : A long tunnel used for ceremonial purposes at Rhagae Firealtar. Located on a beautiful hill in the middle of meadows, the Rhagae Firealtar or the Tappe-mill is a Sassanid structure 18 meters above the ground near Ghaleh-no.
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Rock relief in Barmedelak (Barm-e Dilak) 9 km SE Shiraz near Abunasr Palace shows Sassanid prince probably Bahram II offering flowers to his wife Anahid, showing such affection and love is very significant. Queen's dress is also remarkable.
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Ctesiphon's Taghe-Kasra was ancient city, in central Mesopotamia the of capital the Parthian Empire. After being destroyed by the Romans in the 1st century AD, it was resettled by the Sassanid Empire in 3rd century unti it was conquered by Arabs in 637.
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Shiraz Barmedelak :Rock Relief of Two Sassanid kings probably Bahram and Shapour during a ceremony at the firealtar
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Taghebostan complex is a collection of inscriptions and embossed Sassanid figues that are located at the entrance of Kermanshah.Bahram the 4th founded the city of Kermanshah in Western Persia which was called after him.
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Sassanid era a drawing from Prophet Mani.Mani believed humans are created as vegetarians and that lust and passion towards women can corrupt a man. Unlike Sufism, Mani preached hard work and his followers were useful members of the society.
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Giant Sassanid Shapour statue in a cave in Bishabour near Kazeroon was found in this situation in 1938. The 6 meter tall statue, curved out of stone, weighed around 30 tons. It's though that Arab invaders had broken it.
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Kazeroon Shapour Inscriptions/ Photograph from Qajar era
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A painting depicting Sassanid king Bahram 5 showing off hunting skills by hitting a deer with an arrow that tied its foot to its ear, a poem by Nezami Ganjavi. Azadeh, Shah's maid who challenged the king is playing her harp in disbelief.
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Naghshe Rostam's unfinished Rock Releif must be a work in progress during last days of the Sassanid empire. The prepared area was 10m wide and 5m tall. A new 20 lines of inscriptions in Persian is like a deal about sharing water among farms nearby.
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Sassanid king Hormazd 2. is seen on Horse toppling his enemy by a spear in a Naghshe Rostam Rock Relief. Almost nothing is known of the reign of Hormazd 2, except that he was the 8th Sassanid king, and son of king Narsi of Persia.
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The Eight Sassanid Hormazd 2 Coin. Hormizd 2. was the eighth Persian king of the Sassanid Empire, and reigned for seven years and five months, from 302 to 309. Almost nothing is known of his reign.
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Sassanid Queen Pourandokht Coin. Pourandokht was the 31st Sassanid ruler. She was the daughter of Khosrau Parviz was chosen by the Mehestan to succeed the conspirator Sepahbod Sharbaraz and became the first female ruler of the Sassanid Empire.
Tags :Sassanid , Queen , Pourandokht , Coin


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According to Al-Baladhuri Gonabad Zibad Castle is the place where the last Sassanid king Yazdgerd III was killed because he refused to accept request of the governor of Merv to marry the king's daughter.
Tags :Gonabad , Zibad Castle , Sassanid , Yazdgerd 3


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Belqis Fountain locally known as Cheshmeh Belgheis is a Sassanid era garden 4 km from Choram in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province of Iran; on an area of 39,000 sqm, it includes 4 watch-towers, pool, garden, and recreational areas.
Tags :Choram , Cheshmeh Belgheis , Fountain , Garden , Sassanid , Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province , Belqis Fountain of Choram



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