The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
08 July 2003
For the past five years, a
large group of people converge on the Jomhur citadel
near Kaleibar in the West Azarbaijan province in
northwestern Iran every year on early days of July as
they commemorate the great Iranian independence fighter
Babak Khorram-Din and his
followers promoted a purely Iranian religion as an
alternative to Islam is said to have been mounting a 20
year resistance campaign against the domination of the
Arab occupiers sitting in Baghdad before being captured
and turned over to the ruling caliph.
Pashai blamed the slow pace of restoration on prolonged winters and tough access to the place.
Babk Castle also known as the Immortal Castle or Republic Castle is an impressive and huge building built on the top of a mountain near the Kalibar city in north-western Iran. It was the stronghold of the Persan hero, Babak who fought the Arab invadors for over 23 years. The construction stems from the Sasanian or Parthian dynastic eras. It was the centre of the Iranian Khorramiyeh movement.
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