Mysterious Takht-e Soleyman
In the following articles of Iran Tourism Series, we bring to history of Iran and we will introduce you a historical complex in the West Azerbaijan Iran.
About Takht-e Soleyman
Takht-e Soleyman (or Azar Goshnasb fire temple) is a large historical site near Takab and the village of Takht-e-Soleyman in West Azarbaijan province and 45km northeast of Takab. The largest Sassanian facility has been identified and excavated from under the soil.
Takht-e Soleyman on map
Takh-e Soleyman history
An ancient area consists of several Sasanian palaces and Azar Goshnasb fire temple. Near it, there are two other ancient collections called Soleyman Prison and Takht Belqeis.
Around the Solomon prison, there are works of the Medes and Scythia, and according to these discoveries, the history of the region is attributed to the thousand years BC. Some historians consider this place the ancient city of Shiz.
Takht-e Soleyman old names
Although the area is known as the "Solomon's Throne", in the past it was named as "Gonzak", "Ganjeh and Ganjak", "Gazka", "Shiz".
Takht-e Soleyman in Saasanid dynasty
The Sassanid palace is located on a high ground, surrounded by a deep Oval lake. In the north of the lake, Azar Goshnasb fireplace was on fire and Its fire has been bright until the 4th century AH and is considered one of the three most important Sasanian fireplace.
Takh-e Soleyman usage
Takht-e Soleyman was the largest educational, religious, social and worship place of Iranians before Islam.
In general, there are signs and remnants of human settlement and human activity from the first millennium BC to the 11th century AH.