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Sarvestan Palace / Fire-Temple Complex Awaiting Funds


17 August 2006





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LONDON, (CAIS) -- A protective covering will be constructed over the historical Sarvestan Palace/Fire Temple complex in Fars province once necessary funds are made available.

Announcing this, director of Sarvestan Cultural Heritage Station Amir Pirouz Daqouqi-Isfahani told ISNA Persian Service that the idea which was put forward some time ago is now under review.

Daqouqi-Isfahani, who also doubles as the head of Firuzabad Cultural Heritage Station, further stated that archeological activities will begin in Sarvestan Palace, Ardeshir Babakan Palace in Firuzabad and Gur City in Fars province from late September.

Repair works on the domes of the two palaces are underway, he said, adding that these domes are among the oldest adobe structures, which have been built over a quadrangle arrangement.

Sarvestan dome is a single-layer structure whose thickness varies according to technical specifications, he noted.

The official further said that some sections of the central minaret of Gur City will also undergo renovation works.


The palace/Fire-Temple Located 9 km southwest of Sarvestan, it is a large monument made of stone and gypsum. This monument dates back to the Sassanian period and to the time of king of kings Bahram V (420-438 CE). Mehrnersi, his well-known minister ordered the construction of this monument. Nonetheless, some archaeologists, such as Dr Dietrich Huff believes the structure was a major fire-temple wit residential area for pilgrims. He dates the structure to post-Sasanian period (651-850 CE). 




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Extracted From/Source: Iran Daily

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