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Sasanian Monument Eyed for UNESCO Recognition

 

News Category: Sasanian Dynasty

 12 December 2003

 

 

 

The Firouz Abad fire temple is a unique monument from the Sasanian dynasty which is characterized by magnificent arches and embellishments. It could be the second Iranian monument from the Sasanian era to be inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List, as the preliminary steps have been taken for this purpose.

Located in the southern Iranian province of Fars, in 8,496 square meters area which it is one of the largest Sasanian monuments. The building which can be a fire temple was built under the Emperor Ardeshir (Artaxerxes) the founder of third Iranian dynasty, the Sasanians.

Head of the provincial cultural heritage department Ali Reza Qolinejad said a group of experts were busy preparing documents required for the registration on the list of universal treasures.

“The Firouz Abad fire temple qualifies in terms of its architecture, dome and structure for inscription,” he added, expressing confidence that it would be inscribed on the list, once proposed.

The Firouz Abad fire temple/palace or castle used to be a mansion frequented by king of kings Ardeshir during the heat of summer. The monument consists of several halls and rooms. There is a pool in front of the main balcony.

Iran has four entries on the UNESCO’s World Heritage list, including Takht-e Soleyman, a Sasanian monument.

 

 

 

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