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Azar Barzin-Mehr Fire Temple Found in Sabzevar

 

13 June 2005

 

 

Recent 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 identified.


Historical documents indicate that Azar-Barzin-Mehr Temple was situated in five locations in Iran, including Kashmar in the northeastern province of Khorasan.


Azar-Barzin Mehr is one of three important fire temples belonging to the Sassanid era and was used by farmers and villagers.

 

 

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