French mapmaking company, Jizman, winner of a tender for
cartography of Takht-e Soleiman archeological site in West
Azarbaijan province, has already completed mapping of some
1,350 hectares of the site.
The largest and most beautiful fire-temple dating back to
the Sassanid dynastic Era (224-651 AD) is located at Takht-e
Soleiman archeological complex, according to CHN.
This fire-temple was in use for several centuries and a
very mysterious fountain runs alongside the Takht-e
The existence of both fire and water in the temple
indicated that the Sassanians worshipped both of them.
Manager of Takht-e Soleiman project said that floor plans
of different sections of this ancient edifice, including
architectural remains of Belqis fortification, prison wall
and ancient stone quarries have already been completed.
The map drawn up by Jizman also shows the development
process of the villages surrounding Takht-e Soleiman.