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Address: Takab | Western Azerbaijan, Iran
Description: The ruins of Zoroastrian sanctuary, temples and prison.

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Interesting ancient site with a style of its own

The site was built during the Sassanid period, which was the ruling society for the Middle-East/Asia around the same time as the Romans. They believed in the Zoastrian religion... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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Hamburg, Germany
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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The site was built during the Sassanid period, which was the ruling society for the Middle-East/Asia around the same time as the Romans. They believed in the Zoastrian religion that saw fire as a sign of the gods, and as such had ‘fire temples’ for worshipping which had an ‘eternal flame’, discovered now to be a fissure in the rock... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The archeological UNESCO declared World Heritage site of Azargoshasb, better known as the Takht-e-Soleiman in Western Azerbaijan was the site of three ancient Zoroastrian fire altars, in Sassanian times, where Kings and warriors came to worship in these ancient fire temples. Archeological excavations reveal the site was occupied as far back as the 5th Century BC during the Achaemenid period.... More 

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Tehran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

A peaceful surrounding area, nice road, mysterious ruins of Sasanid and other dynasties, wonderful green-water lake-size spring, with other natural & historical attractions absorb you whispering. A UNESCO-registered historical attraction.(just google its name) Rare to see. Best time to visit: Summer

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2010

You can find info about the place from wikipedia but I would like to say that it is a very peaceful and lovely with green hills and a beautiful meditating lake that makes the place unique. There are many tours to there, but we got a bus to see Kurdistan and then went there as a group of girls. It... More 

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Address: Address: Takab | Western Azerbaijan, Iran
Location: Middle East  >  Iran

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