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Discovery of Sassanid fire temple in Savadkuh city

Discovery of Sassanid fire temple in Savadkuh city

According to the head of the National Heritage Site of Espahbod Khorshid Historical Cave, four-arched fire temples have been discovered in the hill of Kola Arfeh in Savadkuh city.

Mehdi Abedini Iraqi, the head of the archeological team of the National Heritage Site of the historical cave of Espahbod Khorshid, announced the discovery of a quadrangle with the use of a fire temple in the excavations of “Kalay Hill” in the village of “Arfeh Deh” in Savadkuh. This building, which has an area of ​​about 300 meters, is made of stone materials and bricks with dimensions of 48 x 48 x 8 cm and its plan is similar to the four arches of the Sassanid period in other parts of the empire.

Abedini, referring to According to the architectural and pottery evidences of this building, he reported the sight of a fireplace with plaster decorations in the center of the four arches, which indicates the religious use of this building. In this regard, he acknowledged:

This fire temple, which shows that it was used until the third century AH and has been added to it in several stages, at a distance of five The historical cave of Espahbod Khorshid is located 1 km away and part of the complex of buildings related to Espahbodan Tabaristan is located in this part of Savadkuh.

سفالینه آتشکده ساسانی در سوادکوه

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Head of the National Heritage Site of the historical cave of Espahbod Khorshid, referring to the possibility of damage to this The historical monument, considering the location of this area in the center of the texture of Arfeh Deh village, stated:

The purpose of this archeological excavation is to accurately identify the layers and architectural works left and register it in the list. National works and its purchase will be from the personal owner of the site.

Abedini plans these excavations in line with the activity The research team of the National Heritage Site described the historical cave of Espahbod Khorshid and its related works and said:

This project started with the permission of the research institute earlier this month in the hill of Kola Arfeh Deh and Ongoing.

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