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Falak Ol Aflak Castle khoram Abad iran
Iran

Falak-ol-Aflak Castle (in Persian: دژ شاپورخواست‎ Dež-e Shāpūr-Khwāst, in ancient times known as Dežbār as well as Shāpūr-Khwāst) is a castle situated on the top of a large hill with the same name within the city of Khorramabad, the regional capital of Lorestan province, Iran. This gigantic structure was built during the Sassanid era (226–651).The Khoramabad River runs past the eastern and south-western side of the Falak-ol-Aflak hill providing the fortress with an element of natural protection. Today, the western and northern sides of the hill are bordered by the residential districts of Khorramabad.

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Copyright: Omid Jafarnezhad
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Uploaded: 14/05/2012
Updated: 08/08/2014
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  • aram 6 months ago
    thats really amaizing .iran is fantastic.
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