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    Posted: 27-Mar-2005 at 07:00

That is a building in the central Iran, I think the columns are similar to those which are in the temple of Artemis at Sardis:

But there can be no relation between them!

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  Quote ramin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Mar-2005 at 08:11
Islamic Building, they wish!

It should be from Parthian period cuz it looks pretty much like Hatra's columns, also the size seems about the same.


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  Quote ramin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Mar-2005 at 08:11
Oh since u indicated Parthian Mansion, I can be sure it's Parthian
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  Quote Cyrus Shahmiri Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Mar-2005 at 09:14

Ok, that seems to be easy, guess this one:

That is in Persia (Fars province), an Achaemenid tomb?

An Achaemnid rock tomb in Naghsh-e-Rostam:

A Lycian rock tomb in Fethiye, Turkey:

A Roman rock tomb in Petra, Jordan:

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  Quote white dragon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Mar-2005 at 10:16
dang! those are cool pics yougoy there cyrus
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  Quote Capt. Lubber Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Mar-2005 at 14:27
I love the constructions in Petra. I always thought it was amazingly pretty
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  Quote ramin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Mar-2005 at 18:38
You didn't say what/where was the first one.

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Achaemenid?
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  Quote Miller Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Mar-2005 at 22:54
Originally posted by Cyrus Shahmiri

An Achaemnid rock tomb in Naghsh-e-Rostam:

 

Is the cross around Darius's tomb just a coincident or did that figure meant something to them

 

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  Quote Cyrus Shahmiri Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-Mar-2005 at 05:47

I don't think it means anything, Darius's tomb has also the shape of a cross but that is the tomb of Artaxerxes, the interesting thing is that the 70-m high tomb of Darius the Great is the largest tomb in Naghsh-e-Rostam, however other tombs were built after it and it was possible for them to build larger tombs.

Tomb of Darius I, a Workman Cleaning the Inscription on the Top Upper Left Side:

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  Quote Yiannis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-Mar-2005 at 06:05

Originally posted by Miller

Is the cross around Darius's tomb just a coincident or did that figure meant something to them

 

I was there two weeks ago and still remember that the cross symbolised the 4 elements of the Zoroastrians: fire, water, earth & air.

 

 

 

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  Quote Cyrus Shahmiri Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-Mar-2005 at 06:33

And you didn't say anything about your trip to me!

As far as I know there were seven elements: http://tenets.zoroastrianism.com/simple33.html

Zoroastrianism, being a highly sensitive ecological religion, defends and respects the purity of the seven elements of creation which are earth, water, fire, cattle (animals), plants, air (sky, metals), and men.

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  Quote Yiannis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-Mar-2005 at 07:07

Originally posted by Cyrus Shahmiri

And you didn't say anything about your trip to me!

I absolutelly forgot! It was desided suddenly and I went with some colleagues from different countries. We spend 1 day in Esfahan and 1 day in Shiraz.

When I have the time I'll post the pictures and invite you to have a look!

 

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  Quote RED GUARD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-Mar-2005 at 09:09
        Probably made in the Hellenistic Age, cause note the Greek style colomns.
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  Quote ramin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-Mar-2005 at 13:51
Hellenistic Age is dated from 338 to 146 B.C. The first tomb (Of Darius') was built probably between 522-486 B.C -- He died in 486 B.C, but as I recall in some article or TV program it was said that he built his tomb some time before his death.

Also about the Greek style u mentioned; those columns influenced the Greeks. The first evidence of Greek buildings with such columns are dated after Persians' rule over Greece.

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Cyrus, I love to know the name and the place of the first picture (Parthian's), would u tell me what is it?
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  Quote RED GUARD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-Mar-2005 at 18:17

     No, I mean the first one.
Quotes by your's turly:

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  Quote Cyrus Shahmiri Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-Mar-2005 at 05:09

Cyrus, I love to know the name and the place of the first picture (Parthian's), would u tell me what is it?

That is the Milioona mansion in Khorheh village near Mahallat in Central Province.

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