archeological excavations in Sabzevar have led to
the discovery of an ancient fire temple and a
number of other edifices in the area.
The latest finding reinforces the belief that the
famous Azar-Barzin Mehr Fire Temple was once
located in the area, according to CHN.
The discovery of quadric-arch known as ’Demon
House’ in Reyvand village (in Bashtin) had
earlier discarded the possibility that the fire
temple was located in Sabzevar.
Archeologists contended that this quadric-arch
monument was an undecorated stone building,
observed Mohammad Abdollah-Zadeh Sani, an
archeologist based in Sabzevar.
He added that the latest studies reveal that
plasterwork was used both in the interior and
exterior of this structure.
The ruins of a Zoroastrian temple have also been
Historical documents indicate that Azar-Barzin-Mehr
Temple was situated in five locations in Iran,
including Kashmar in the northeastern province of
Azar-Barzin Mehr is one of three important fire
temples belonging to the Sassanid era and was used
by farmers and villagers.