About Takht-e Soleymān

Takht-e Soleymān is an archaeological site in West Azarbaijan Province, Iran from Sasanian Empire. It lies near the present-day town of Takab. The fortified site, which is located on a hill created by the outflow of a calcium-rich spring pond, was recognized as a World Heritage Site in July 2003. The citadel includes the remains of a Zoroastrian fire temple built during the Sassanid period and partially rebuilt as a mosque during the Ilkhanid period. This temple housed one of the three "Great Fires" or "Royal Fires" that Sassanid rulers humbled themselves before in order to ascend the throne.





Takab is a city in West Azerbaijan Province, Iran. The famous historical complex Takht-e Soleyman is situated to the North-East of the city.
See Takab