Istakhr

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  • rock-carved inscription 2022-01-09 18:02

    Centuries-old inscription discovered near Istakhr ancient city

    TEHRAN –A Sassanid-era (224–651) rock-carved inscription has recently been discovered near the ancient city of Istakhr, in Marvdasht plain, which is home to the UNESCO-registered sites of Persepolis and Pasargadae as well as tens of other magnificent structures, in southern Fars province.

  • Istakhr 2022-01-01 18:26

    Gateway to once Sassanid capital restored 

    TEHRAN – A team of cultural heritage experts has restored a stone gateway that once ushered people to Istakhr, the first capital of the mighty Sasanian Empire from 224 to 226 CE.

  • bas-relief 2021-12-06 16:33

    Stolen bas-relief discovered in southern Iran

    TEHRAN – Massive pieces of stolen bas-relief carving have recently been found in the Marvdasht plain, which is home to the UNESCO-registered sites of Persepolis and Pasargadae as well as tens of other magnificent structures, in southern Fars province. 

  • A drawing from the ruins of Istakhr in the 19th century 2021-12-01 17:28

    Istakhr, once legendary residence of Persian kings

    TEHRAN – The ancient city of Istakhr was the seat of local governments and a royal residence of Persian kings during the Sassanid era. Moreover, it acquired importance as a center of priestly wisdom and orthodoxy.

  • Ancient bas-relief discovered near Persepolis 2021-09-12 21:57

    Ancient bas-relief discovered near Persepolis

    TEHRAN – An ancient bas-relief carving has been discovered in Naqsh-e Rajab near the UNESCO-designated Persepolis in southern Iran.

  • Istakhr 2021-02-28 22:09

    Istakhr, once capital of the Sasanian Empire, undergoes restoration 

    TEHRAN- A fresh archaeological season has commenced on the southern Iranian city of Istakhr, which was briefly served as the first capital of the mighty Sasanian Empire from 224 to 226 CE. 

  • File photo depicts people visiting a magnificent Sassanid-era bas-relief in Naqsh-e Rustam, an ancient necropolis near Persepolis in Fars province, southern Iran. 2020-06-09 19:00

    Aerial survey sheds new light on vast ancient city in southern Iran

    TEHRAN – An in-depth aerial survey combined by series of field research has shed new light on remnants of a vast ancient city in southern Iran, which was once in the heart of the mighty Sassanid Empire in its heyday. The discovery has opened up a new window towards the urban engineering and Persian garden arrangements of the time.

  • A general view of Istakhr 2020-02-19 18:42

    Discover Istakhr, ancient royal residence near legendary Persepolis

    TEHRAN – The ancient city of Istakhr, which was once a royal residence for Sassanid kings of Persia, is located in the vicinity of the UNESCO-registered Persepolis.