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ARCHAEOLOGICAL & CULTURAL NEWS OF THE IRANIAN WORLD

 

1600-Years-Old Kenar-Siyah Fire Temple Demolished

 

18 July 2007

 

 

Edited by Shapour Suren-Pahlav

 

LONDON, (CAIS) -- A Sasanian Char-Taqi (Chahār-Tāqiī - a term referring to the form of the pre-Islamic Zoroastrian fire temples; a domed square with an opening on each side and no doors) known as Kenar-Siyah as well as Jareh along with its annexations were destroyed six months ago in order to build a road by the Islamic Republic, according to a report by Persian service of ISNA, reported on Tuesday.

 

Sasanian fire temple of Kenar-Siayah (kenār-siyāh) was located in the village of the same name, near the Sasanian city of Firuzabad, and it was one of the best preserved fire temples in Fars province, date back to 5th century CE.

 

The destroyed fire temple was registered on the Iranian National Heritage list number 005725-1368, and received some restorations works in 1989, according to restoration reports published by "Iran Cultural Heritage Organization Documentation Centre".

 

"In a world that modern state's governments and nations are hiring archaeologists and historians to create a hoax historical identity for them - in a world that nations are proud of their their past and are doing their best to preserve their national heritage and identity, only the Islamic Republic in Iran is doing the opposite to the world - destroying our nation's heritage", said an archaeologist working with Fars Cultural Heritage Organisation, who wished to remain anonymous for his safety.

 

In August 2006, the regime was also destroyed another Sasanian Fire Temple, which was located in Rokn Abad village by the Islamic Republic's Ministry of Road and Transport in the name of development projects in Fars province.

 

 

 

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