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Takht -e- Rostam
28-MAR-2011 Ali Majdfar

Takht -e- Rostam

Shahryar

Takht –e- Rostam or Rostam’s Throne is name of a volcanic rock cliff (the highest mountain in the region) and ruins of an ancient Zoroastrian fire temple on it, around 80 km south west of Tehran and close to city of Shahryar. The temple belongs to Sassanid era (224-651 AD) and consists of two stages, the lower stage on the cliff slope and upper one on the pick. There are remains of some stone chambers which are believed to be fire braziers. The fire on upper stage was visible from distance of 150 km during clear nights.
Takht –e- Rostam has saved its dignity for local people which celebrate some traditional days like 13th day of new year (Sizdah be dar) around it with special ceremonies.
For viewing more pictures of this place, please visit:
http://www.pbase.com/k_amj/takhte_rustam


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Graeme09-May-2011 17:04
A wonderful capture!Vote
ltolksdorf15-Apr-2011 17:12
Beautiful, v
María Cano09-Apr-2011 19:17
Overwhelming sense of loneliness .. -V-
Ceya09-Apr-2011 17:11
Majestic view, interesting information! V
Frank Brault09-Apr-2011 16:31
Beautiful and superbly composed. Thanks for the information. V
Hans Koot09-Apr-2011 15:09
excellent photo, excellent background story
Pierre09-Apr-2011 11:28
Tout à fait merveilleux! V
Zoltán Balogh09-Apr-2011 08:38
Very nicely composed Ali! V
Betty Vlasiu09-Apr-2011 08:28
Great composition and colors.
heather09-Apr-2011 06:23
Wonderful scene and interesting info', Ali. V
eye2see09-Apr-2011 05:23
Excellent composition and colors! ~V
David Buzzeo09-Apr-2011 02:27
You have nicely captured the isolation of the temple. V
Sam Rua09-Apr-2011 02:21
Very nicely composed, Ali.
James Clarke09-Apr-2011 02:03
Excellent image and very informative captioning. BV
Christy VB09-Apr-2011 00:45
you always add such great background for your photos, Ali. Thank you! Great contrast and color in this shot. V.
Larry Peterson08-Apr-2011 21:44
Fantastic image, Alain. V
RichardR08-Apr-2011 20:58
Such prominent peaks seemed to acquire religious or mystical properties in almost all ancient cultures. I can see why this mountain would inspire awe. Fine image and very informative, Ali.
Best regards,
Dick:)
Blandine Mangin08-Apr-2011 20:10
very nice landscape ! v
Hank Vander Velde08-Apr-2011 19:12
Beautiful well composed image Ali. Great info too.
H2M08-Apr-2011 18:48
Splendid image and very interesting comment. V
joseantonio08-Apr-2011 18:47
Spectacular image
Simon Chandler08-Apr-2011 18:12
Beautifully presented with nice foreground interest. v
Tom LeRoy08-Apr-2011 18:05
Wonderful shot and thank you for the explanation!V!
Gérard Koehl08-Apr-2011 17:40
Magnifique paysage... V
Colin Storey08-Apr-2011 17:29
Fantastic image and history. v
Fong Lam08-Apr-2011 17:10
Excellent capture, Ali...V
Kinga Chwalkowska Zadlak08-Apr-2011 16:57
Beautiful presentation! ~V~
zyziza08-Apr-2011 15:54
perfect! v
pr_rajan08-Apr-2011 15:47
...great shot!~V~
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