Bishapur

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Bishapur
in Persian: بیشاپور
Bishapur (Iran) Sassanid Period 2.jpg
The ruins of Bishapur
Bishapur is located in Iran
Bishapur
Shown within Iran
Alternate nameBishâpûr
LocationKazerun, Fars Province, Iran
Coordinates29°46′40″N 51°34′15″E / 29.77778°N 51.57083°E / 29.77778; 51.57083Coordinates: 29°46′40″N 51°34′15″E / 29.77778°N 51.57083°E / 29.77778; 51.57083
TypeSettlement
History
BuilderShapur I
Founded226 AD
CulturesPersian (Sasanian era)

Bishapur (Middle Persian: Bay-Šāpūr; Persian: بیشاپور‎, Bishâpûr) was an ancient city in Sasanid Persia (Iran) on the ancient road between Persis and Elam. The road linked the Sassanid capitals Estakhr (very close to Persepolis) and Ctesiphon. It is located south of modern Faliyan in the Kazerun County of Pars Province, Iran.

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