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Bazeh Khur Fire Temple
01-MAY-2010 Ali MAjdfar

Bazeh Khur Fire Temple

Robat Sefid Village - Khorasan Province

Bazeh Khur Fire Temple or four arches, is one of the oldest samples of domed fire temples, believed to date back to Parthian era (247 BC – 224 AD). The temple is located 80km south of Mashhad, Khorasan Province, Iran at the edge of Robat Sefid village. In ancient Persian, Bazeh means mountain edge and Khur means Sun, then Bazeh Khur means where sun lights through mountain.
Recent studies show that except for religious purposes, four arches had astronomic usage; they were ancient observatories. The structure of the building from calendar point of view is so that at start and middle of each season, early sun rays when observed through columns, form a unique and precise configuration. This phenomenon makes the building a highly accurate solar calendar.

35° 46' 3.48" N 59° 22' 41.55" E

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gerard belbeoch03-Oct-2010 08:47
Very interesting! Lovely composition
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal21-Aug-2010 12:33
Fantastic image, beautiful colors and compo!!
PauloCGama20-Aug-2010 10:25
Just fabulous! Thanks for the text!! v
Chad Ramsey17-Aug-2010 17:05
Excellent composition and lighting! V
Jean Chiasson16-Aug-2010 22:48
fantastic details and composition Ali vote
an nguyen16-Aug-2010 01:19
January Grey14-Aug-2010 06:21
Very interesting! Lovely composition, Ali. V~
Zoltán Balogh14-Aug-2010 06:09
Very nice Ali! V
Carol Breton14-Aug-2010 04:32
Great image, Ali. ~
meekam tam13-Aug-2010 23:14
A beautiful historical structure, Ali! The explanation is precise and interesting. V
laine13-Aug-2010 19:18
This is fantastic...these designs & architects were amazing in their calculations.
Giancarlo Guzzardi13-Aug-2010 10:12
a very characteristic building
Jeff Real13-Aug-2010 02:27
A wonderfully isolated structure ~V~
Yiannis Pavlis12-Aug-2010 13:15
Truly excellent..Thank you for sharing the history of Iran.V
Marcia Colelli11-Aug-2010 21:53
wonderful detail, nice textures and composition V
Jean D11-Aug-2010 00:29
Excellent documented capture, Ali! ~V
Graeme10-Aug-2010 21:18
Love this perspective Ali.V
Rüdiger Kukasch10-Aug-2010 20:17
Great capture,
and thanks for the detailed infos.
Beautiful architecture
Yvonne07-Aug-2010 11:20
What an amazing structure and even more amazing history! v
FrankB07-Aug-2010 10:33
intersting structure...nice shot!....V
marie-jose wolff07-Aug-2010 09:14
Beautiful temple and thanks for the interesting history! V
Jaime González07-Aug-2010 07:07
Thanks for showing us this beautiful temple and thanks also for the interesting information about it. -V-
Paco López07-Aug-2010 05:21
Very interesting and good shot!! V!
Patricia Kay07-Aug-2010 03:48
Great shot and information Ali...BV
waterfalls man07-Aug-2010 02:38
Great Shot V!!
Hank Vander Velde07-Aug-2010 01:12
Super image and great explanation Ali. Thanks for sharing.
Betty Vlasiu07-Aug-2010 01:00
Very nicely composed .
John Adler07-Aug-2010 00:02
Nice shot and a very interesting history! V
Pete Hemington06-Aug-2010 20:25
Nice shot and the story behind the building is fascinating.
Colin Storey06-Aug-2010 20:23
Great shot and details about this amazing solar calender building. v
Ceya06-Aug-2010 19:21
An amazing fire temple and interesting information! V
slhoornstra06-Aug-2010 17:59
An interesting structure with a beautiful shape, a fine capture. V
Blandine Mangin06-Aug-2010 16:24
very nice ! v
heather06-Aug-2010 15:03
Fascinating information, and a lovely capture. V
Martin Lamoon06-Aug-2010 14:26
Excellent and wonderful to see the history of the period.
Peter Stahl06-Aug-2010 14:18
Well seen and composed! :-)
Stephanie06-Aug-2010 13:12
Cool temple and interesting information! V
Pierre06-Aug-2010 11:12
Superbe! V
Gérard Koehl06-Aug-2010 10:49
Magnifique... V
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