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Old May 31st, 2012, 03:00 PM   #21
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Old May 31st, 2012, 03:58 PM   #22
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Old May 31st, 2012, 04:01 PM   #23
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I think the title should be changed to "50,000 historical monuments on Iran's Mountains" because the above one is on the Alborz mountains.
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Old May 31st, 2012, 05:27 PM   #24
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Old June 1st, 2012, 07:54 AM   #25
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Great thread!! Thank you for sharing this wonderful heritage!

Maybe make one thread about Sassanian palaces as well??
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Old June 1st, 2012, 10:12 AM   #26
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this really interesting the details and patterns are spectacular!

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however I have a question about the crescent and the design pattern on the roof. well for the crescent it's a religious symbol nowadays so what did it mean 1700 years ago ?
and for the pattern on the roof what is its origins because the same concept of that pattern is found in traditional architecture design around the medal east at the present time?

sorry about all these questions can't help my curiosity...
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Old June 1st, 2012, 07:30 PM   #27
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Great thread!! Thank you for sharing this wonderful heritage!

Maybe make one thread about Sassanian palaces as well??
You are welcome, of course I can make a thread about the Sassanid palaces too.
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Old June 1st, 2012, 07:56 PM   #28
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however I have a question about the crescent and the design pattern on the roof. well for the crescent it's a religious symbol nowadays so what did it mean 1700 years ago ?
There is also a star, Star and crescent is the main Zoroastrian astrological symbol, you can see this symbol on the Sassanid coins too:



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and for the pattern on the roof what is its origins because the same concept of that pattern is found in traditional architecture design around the medal east at the present time?

sorry about all these questions can't help my curiosity...
If you mean those ziggurat shapes, Sassanids certainly copied it from the Achaemenids but I think it has an ancient Elamite origin, Persepolis:



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Azarakhsh Mithraeum/Fire Temple/Mosque:
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Old June 1st, 2012, 09:53 PM   #30
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An ancient multistorey apartment:

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Old June 2nd, 2012, 07:28 PM   #31
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wow! Never heard of those before! you allways bring new unheard things! merci!

so sad that so many idiotic people think its cool to vandalize such monuments, and sad that authorities dont take care of these
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Old June 2nd, 2012, 07:44 PM   #32
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World's largest man-made cave:

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Old June 9th, 2012, 07:15 AM   #33
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These rock-cut statues are epic looking, like they belong in the Lord of the Rings.

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You mean dwarf-made cave. This is clearly the beginning of the Mines of Moria. It's how the columns were cut, from the top down.


http://scrapbook.theonering.net/scra...oria/view/7557
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Old June 9th, 2012, 09:31 AM   #34
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There is really an ancient dwarf-made cave in Zagros mountains:

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More info and pics: http://www.pbase.com/k_amj/niasar_cave_temple

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