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Ardashir Palace

Palace of Ardeshir e Babakan ( Ș ), also known as the Atash-kadeh ( Fire Temple ), was built on 224 A.D by Ardashir I of the Sassanid Dynasty, it is located two kilometres (1.2 miles) north of the ancient city of Gour. The structure contains three domes, among other features, making it a bit larger and more magnificent than its predecessor the nearby castle of Ghaleh Dokhtar . However, it seems that the compound was designed to display the royalty image of Ardashir I, rather than being a fortified structure for defense purposes. That is why perhaps it would be best to refer to the structure as a "palace" rather than a "castle", even though it has huge walls on the perimeters (twice as thick as Ghaleh Dokhtar . ), and is a contained structure. From the architectural design, it seems the palace was more of a place of social gathering where guests would be introduced to the imperial throne. The palace was built next to a picturesque pond which is fed by a natural spring, The pond was tiled on its sides, surrounded by pavement for guests of the royal court to enjoy the evenings by. The structure is 104 m (340 ft) by 55 m (180 ft). The entrance (Eivan) is 18 m (60 ft) high, although it has partially collapsed. The structure was built of local rocks and mortar with plasterwork on the insides.
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