0 Likes

Tappeh Sialk (the Sialk Hills)
Iran

Sialk is a large ancient archeological site, tucked away in the suburbs of the city of Kashan, close to the Fin Garden.


The Sialk ziggurat has 3 platforms, and was built ca. 2900 BC. However, the earliest archeological remains of the north mound date back to the middle of the 6th millennium BC; i.e. about 7,500 years ago.

What remains of this 5000-year-old ziggurat is not in a favorable condition like many other ancient ruins in Iran. At the site, there are actually two structures (necropoli) at Sialk situated several hundred feet from each other. The three platforms of the larger ziggurat however still remain in place.

View More »

Copyright: Ramin Dehdashti
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Загружена: 17/04/2010
Обновлено: 06/06/2014
Просмотров:

...


Tags: iran; kashan; tapeh; sialk; ancient; ziggurat; archeological; isfahan; louvre; historical; hill; mound; teppe; persia
comments powered by Disqus

Ramin Dehdashti
Tappeh Sialk (the Sialk Hills)
Fariborz Alagheband
Sialk Hills, Kashan
Majeed Panahee joo
Nobico Co Ali Sakhi Neda Naraghi Nobico Designing And Consulting Group Kashan 01
Majeed Panahee joo
Nobico Co Ali Sakhi Neda Naraghi Nobico Designing And Consulting Group Kashan 05
Majeed Panahee joo
Nobico Co Ali Sakhi Neda Naraghi Nobico Designing And Consulting Group Kashan 02
Majeed Panahee joo
Nobico Co Ali Sakhi Neda Naraghi Nobico Designing And Consulting Group Kashan 03
Majeed Panahee joo
Nobico Co Ali Sakhi Neda Naraghi Nobico Designing And Consulting Group Kashan 04
Fariborz Alagheband
Emamzadeh Ebrahim 04
Fariborz Alagheband
Ebrahim Shrine,Kashan
Fariborz Alagheband
Ebrahim Shrine,Kashan
Fariborz Alagheband
Ebrahim Shrine,Kashan
Ramin Dehdashti
Ghal'eh Jalali, The fortress walls of Kashan
Vasilis Triantafyllou
Monastery Agiou Dionisiou Olympus (Trapeza) Dinning Room
John Willetts ARPS
UpCerne, Dorset. Witches Butter
dieter kik
Laubwald mit Schnee Uebersberg Kreis Reutlingen 0617
jacky cheng
Yellow Longxi old town-4
jacky cheng
Yellow Longxi old town-14
dieter kik
Fachwerkhaus Altkölnischer Hof Bacharach am Rhein 0169
Stephan Schaefholz
Corsica - Lac de Capitello
Dave Walker
Tintern Abbey
Valentin Arfire
in the Timis River - Banat - Romania
jacky cheng
Yellow Longxi old town-13
jacky cheng
A tree looks at the scenery the Taiwan position -2
Jan Vrsinsky
Fire Lake - Lagoa das Fogo - Northern Trail
Ramin Dehdashti
Das Schemschak Skigebiet
Ramin Dehdashti
The Ali Qoli Aqa Bathhouse
Ramin Dehdashti
Jamshidie Park im Norden von Teheran
Ramin Dehdashti
Masjed Ali - The Ali Mosque
Ramin Dehdashti
Khajou Bridge
Ramin Dehdashti
The Azar Bahram Pigeon Tower
Ramin Dehdashti
The Amphitheater
Ramin Dehdashti
The Pole Khajou in the summer of 2009
Ramin Dehdashti
Abyaneh
Ramin Dehdashti
The dome of the Imam Mosque
Ramin Dehdashti
The Naqshe Jahan Square
Ramin Dehdashti
Gozare Saadi
More About Iran

The Islamic Republic of Iran has been occupied since 4000BCE, making Iran home to the world's oldest continuous civilization.It is located in central Eurasia on two ancient trade routes. One runs North-South and connects the Caspian Sea to the Persian Gulf, the other one goes East-West between China, India, Europe and Africa.There's a city called Isfahan at the intersection of these two routes, which at one time was the wealthiest city in the world. Isfahan was twice the capital of the Persian Empire, during the Median and then Safavid Dynasties.Interesting artifacts from pre-Islamic Persia include the cylinder of Cyrus the Great, which is the world's first written declaration of human rights. The hanging gardens of Babylon (one of the seven wonders of the ancient world) and the Code of Hammurabi (a set of rules which outlast the King) are also on the list.The Persian Empire was so magnificent that returning Crusaders carried tales of its splendor and helped spark the Renaissance in Europe! Influence of the Zoroastrian teachings of equality also inspired Greek philosophers such as Aristotle and Socrates.The Persian Empire was conquered by Muslim Arabs around 650CE during the Sassanid Dynasty. Initially the Zoroastrian, Christian and Jewish faiths were tolerated but by 1000CE most Persians had accepted Islam.In the sixteenth century Shi'a Islam was declared in Isfahan to be the national religion of Persia and the second golden age began. From 1500 to 1720 the Safavid Dynasty built the greatest Iranian empire since before the Islamic conquest of Persia.Because of its strategic location and oil resources, World War I found Persia in the middle of conflicts between the Ottoman Empire, Russia and the British Empire-via-India. Persia became Iran as of 1935 and was ruled by the Shah, a Persian term for "monarch."In the Islamic Revolution of 1979 Iran re-established a theocratic government under the Ayatollah Khomeini.Today the capital of Iran is the city of Tehran, and Iran is known as the world's center of Shi'a Islam.Text by Steve Smith.