Bishapour

Valerian Palace


Among other relics identified within the royal citadel of Bishapur, at a distance of 150 m northeast of the fire temple are remains of a collapsed building with carved stones...



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Bishapour city

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The city of Bishapur was founded by the Second Sasanian King, Shapur I (240 -272), in the east of Bishapur Plain, some 100 km west of Shiraz and 18 km north-west of the city of Kazerun...


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Commemorative Columns


Each measuring 6.70 m in height, the double commemorative columns of Bishapur stand on the city center at the intersection of its two main streets ...



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Defensive towers


Defensive towers...

 

 

 



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Anahita Temple


 The so-called Anahita Temple is a square building, with 14 meters length on each side and built of rubble masonry covered with hewn stone...



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Ceremonial Hall


Ceremonial Hall...

 




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Fire Temple


 The fire temple of Bishapur is a square cruciform building. Its gigantic interior space, occupies about 781 square meters....

 


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Historical Bath


Historical bath...

 

 

 


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The Mosaic Ayvan


The structure called “Mosaic Ayvan” is situated in the northeast of fire temple and mostly adjoining it. The plan consists of a porch (ayvan)...

 


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Sasanid bridge


Sasanid bridge...

 




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Sasanid entrance


Sasanid entrance...


 


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Islamic Era

Bishapur during the Islamic Era

According to the studies conducted, it seems that after the demise of the Sassanian Empire, construction of Bishapur continued following the Sassanian standards...


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Bishapur Mosque


 Within the southern part of Bishapur, remains of a huge building dating from the Islamic era are seen...



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Madrasah of Bishapur


Within the area of the royal citadel, there is a building constructed in the style of Islamic madrasahs...



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