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Takht-e Soleyman
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 6-7th,13th cent
Date of Inscription: 2003
Location: Middle East, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Western Azerbaijan Province
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Description: A valley set in a volcanic mountain region in north-western Iran harbours the archaeological site of Takht-e Soleyman. The site is composed of the chief Zoroastrian sanctuary - that was partially reconstructed in the Ilkhanid (Mongol) period of the 13th century - as well as a temple dedicated to Anahita from the Sasanian period (6th-7th centuries). The site holds notable symbolic significance. The development of Islamic architecture was strongly influenced by the designs of the fire temple, the palace and the general layout of the site. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
  Takht-e Soleyman, (Persian: تخت سليمان Throne of Solomon) is the holiest shrine of Zoroastrianism and the former Sassanid Empire. On 3 July 2003, twenty-four sites were inscribed by the UNESCO as a collective World Heritage Site; one of these sites was the Takht-e Soleyman. It is located near the modern town of Takab, West Azarbaijan in Iran. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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