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Estakhr was an ancient city located in southern Iran, in Fars province, five kilometers north of Persepolis. It was a prosperous city during the time of Achaemenid Persia.
Estakhr first appears in history as an Achaemenid city in present-day Fârs Province, Iran. It gained its importance not only from its close association with Persepolis: it also commanded the western end of an ancient caravan-route that ran from the Indus Valley via Kandahar and Sistan to Persia.
Temporarily the city became the capital of Sassanian Persia during the reign of Ardashir I before the capital moved to Ctesiphon. During the Sasanid period the royal treasury of the empire, known as ganj ī šāhīgān, is said to have been in Estakhr. In 915-916, Masʿūdī himself saw in a house at Estakhr owned by a Persian noble, "the large and very fine manuscript" of a work copied in 731 from original documents in the royal treasury.
At the time of the Arab conquest, Istakhr offered a desperate resistance. The city was still a place of considerable importance in the first century of Islam, although its greatness was soon to be eclipsed by the new metropolis of Shīrāz. By the 10th century CE it had become an insignificant ...see more place, as may be seen from a description of it written by the Arab geographer al-Maqdisī (c. 985). In the mid-11th century the Seljuq emir Qutulmish razed it and transferred its population to Shīrāz.

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Persepolis

Persepolis

Persepolis (Old Persian: Pārśa,[2] New Persian: Takht-e Jamshid تخت جمشید or Pārseh پارسه ), literally meaning "city of Persians",[3] was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550–330 BCE). Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of city of Shiraz in Fars Province in Iran....

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Naqsh-e Rostam

Naqsh-e Rostam

This site is located about 9km southwest of Persepolis. It’s name means ‘Picture of Rostam’ because it was thought that the carvings below the tombs represent scenes from the life of the mythical hero Rostam. They actually represent some scenes from the lives of ancient kings. Four to...

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Naqsh-e Rajab

Naqsh-e Rajab

Naqsh-e Rajab is an archaeological site just at the east of Istakhr and about 12 km of the north of Persepolis in Fars Province. Naqsh-e Rajab is the site of four limestone rock face inscriptions and bas-reliefs that belongs to Sassanid period. One of the carvings is the investiture ins...

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Tall-i_Bakun

Tall-i_Bakun

Tall-e Bakun is a twin site located in the fertile Marv Dasht plain of Fars, near Persepolis, the Achaemenid ceremonial capital. The site, continuously inhabited from c. 4200 to c. 3000 BC, is the oldest yet discovered in that area of Iran. Bakun has played a prominent role in the un...

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Ka'ba-ye Zartosht

Ka'ba-ye Zarto...

One of the historical attraction of Zangi Abad village in Marvdasht city, is Kaabe Zartosht ,which was made probably in the era of Dariush the king . There are many memorial of Elamite, Achaemenid and Sassanian in Naghshe Rostam area. Ernest Hertsfeld, studied and explored Naghshe Ros...

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Estakhr

Estakhr

Estakhr was an ancient city located in southern Iran, in Fars province, five kilometers north of Persepolis. It was a prosperous city during the time of Achaemenid Persia. Estakhr first appears in history as an Achaemenid city in present-day Fârs Province, Iran. It gained its importanc...

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Doroodzan Dam

Doroodzan Dam

Doroodzan Dam is an earthen dam in Fars Province,about 85 kilometres north of Shiraz. Completed in 1974 and built primarily for irrigation water storage, for flood control, and municipal water storage, the facility is also a hydroelectric dam with an installed electricity generating cap...

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Tange Bostanak - The Lost Paradaise

Tange Bostanak...

Tang Bastanak or Paradise Lost located at the corner of northwest of 120 km to Shiraz and in an ideal climate zone called Kamfirooz; it is in an area of twenty thousand acres and its height is 1750 m from the sea level. Tang Bostanak is predominantly mountainous area with forest covera...

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