Istakhr

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Istakhr
Photograph of three columns of different sizes at Istakhr
Columns at Istakhr
Istakhr is located in Iran
Istakhr
Shown within Iran
RegionFars Province
Coordinates29°58′51″N 52°54′34″E / 29.98083°N 52.90944°E / 29.98083; 52.90944Coordinates: 29°58′51″N 52°54′34″E / 29.98083°N 52.90944°E / 29.98083; 52.90944
TypeSettlement
History
FoundedVery shortly after the decline of Persepolis (second half of the 4th century BC)
PeriodsClassical antiquity to Late Middle Ages

Istakhr (Middle Persian: Stakhr, Persian: اصطخرEstakhr) was an ancient city in Fars province, five kilometres (three miles) north of Persepolis in southwestern Iran.

Other websites[change | change source]

  • "Estakhr late-sasanid and proto-islamic (Sapienza's Archaeological Mission di Roma in Iran)". Sapienza Università di Roma.