22 January 2020 - 11:14
Palace of Ardashir-e Babakan

The palace of the founder of the Sassanian Empire, Ardashir-e Babakan also known as Atash-Kadeh was constructed in Fars Province, in 224 AD by Ardashir I.

Iran (IMNA) – The palace of Ardashir-e Babakan was built on the slopes of the mountain on which Dezh Dokhtar is also located. The castle is situated two kilometers north of the ancient city of Gor, Fras Province. This monument which is one of the amazing structures of the Sassanid era, was registered in the list of World Heritage Site in 2018.

The palace has three domes which makes it large and magnificent to show the royalty image of Ardashir I. The structure has massive perimeter walls that mark the boundaries of the ancient palace. The iwan of this magnificent castle is 180 meters and it has been particularly collapsed. The materials used in the structure were mortar and local rocks. Rubble walls were covered with stucco that is still preserved in some places in the domed halls and the court of the palace.

Outside the palace, there is a spring in the northern side which has created a natural pool. In addition, the river which runs along the eastern wall of the palace has added to its beauty and bring prosperity to the ancient city of Gur. There is also a small private fire temple near the palace which is used for special rituals and ceremonies. One of the interesting features of this historic region is the existence of four primal elements of water, wind, earth, and fire that believed to be the the cornerstone of philosophy, science, and medicine.

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