28 July 2001
TEHRAN Sorkh-Qal'eh in Taroud, a historical
monument dating back to Sassanid era is located in
the village of Saraanzaa, on the outskirts of the
town of Firouzkuh 135km east of Tehran.
in Taroud is the remnants of a historical castle
located on top of a red hill 16km to the east of
the city of Firouzkuh.
to a report released by the Media Center of Iran's
Cultural Heritage Organization (ICHO) on Tuesday,
this monument comprises eight defensive towers
made of raw brick and clay in three stories, IRNA
first floor of the castle is considered as the
basement and includes several rooms, connected to
each other through corridors, while the second
floor comprises several rooms, the in-between
spaces, and corridors, which upon making contact
with the surrounding towers provide the means of
supplying the needs of the tower's inhabitants as
well as manipulating the manpower.
The uppermost floor of the tower
consists of spaces provided for sight seeing and
establishing contact with the surrounding
watchtowers, while its highest point is the red
round tower three meters high used as watchtower.
According to the report,
Kikaavar hill dating back to Islamic period
located in Karaj, Chakhmaaq Tappeh (hill), and
Aalaard hill dating back to pre-historic era are
among the monuments registered as national
monuments simultaneous with Sorkh-Qal'eh.