Atashgah (Fire temple)

November 14, 1998 - 0:0
Part 21 ART AND CULTURE DESK Atashgah is an ancient fire temple in Isfahan Province. It is located between the city of Isfahan and Najaf-Abad. Currently, the remains of the ruined temple on the top of a rocky mountain draw the attention of every tourist who visits the ancient monument. Constructed during the Sasanid Dynasty, Atashgah has witnessed a series of wars and conflicts in different historic periods.

Islamic historians in their books have frequently referred to Atashgah. Ancient manuscripts reveal that Atashgah has had several names in the past, among them Ardeshir City Fire Temple and Marbin Castle. The temple was located in the center of a castle and its holy fire used to burn for several centuries.