(Persia Digest) – The Takht-e Soleyman World Heritage Site has been witness to several periods of human civilization and is one of Iran’s Unesco registered sites.
Takht-e Soleyman is the most important fire temple of the Sassanid era, namely Azargoshnasp, situatged to the northeast of Takab and east of Takht-e Soleyman towns in the southeast of West Azerbaijan Province. Takht-e Soleyman was the biggest educational, religious, social, and worship center of Iranians before Islam. But it was destroyed in an attack by the Romans in 624 CE. It has been the settlement place of the Medes, Parthians, Sassanids, and Moghuls over different periods and its landscape consists of a calcareous mountain with a very large fountains in its peak. Its artefacts have been listed on a stone stand.
Takht-e Soleyman water fountain has been here for thousands of years. Little by little, the minerals in the water have formed a sedimentary outer edge around it. There is also a lake with a depth of 112 meters here, the temperature of which remains the same in the summer and winter. Deep underground aquifers feed the lake.
Takht-e Soleyman is Iran’s fourth Unesco registered site.
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