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Sassanid Sarvestan Palace (kakh-eh Sassani-ye Sarvestan) - Shiraz, Iran کاخ ساسانی سروستان Sassanid Sarvestan Palace (kakh-eh Sassani-ye Sarvestan) - Shiraz, Iran کاخ ساسانی سروستان

Sassanid Sarvestan Palace (kakh-eh Sassani-ye Sarvestan)

کاخ ساسانی سروستان


In 9 kilometers southwest from the city of Sarvestan in Fars, in the middle of a vast plain and on the rout of Nazarabad village, there is a historical monument called Sassanid Palace. This huge building is made up of stone and plaster and has several domes, terraces, rooms, and corridors. Different opinions exist on the date of its construction; probably this building is one of the works of Bahramgur or The fifth Sassanid Bahram.

Archeologists attribute it to the 5th century.

This 25 hectares complex in comparison with other Sassanid architectures has a more complex and diverse style of building, and has the oldest brick dome in Iran.

The approximate dimensions of the palace are 43 by 37 meters and its main facade is towards southwest. It has 3 terraces that behind the central terrace there is a square hall with domed brick ceiling and it has access to new routes from four directions.

Some researchers of Sassanid architecture with regard to the advanced technique in the design and details of the building think that it belongs to the late Sassanid period, and they believe that the construction of this building was one of the first steps towards a special construction style of which the gothic architecture can be seen as its ultimate realization.

Address: Sassanid Sarvestan palace, 9 kilometers southwest of Sarvestan, Shiraz, Fars Province, Iran
Address: ایران، استان فارس، شیراز، 9 کیلومتری جنوب غربی سروستان، کاخ ساسانی سروستان


Sassanid Sarvestan Palace (kakh-eh Sassani-ye Sarvestan) - Shiraz, Iran کاخ ساسانی سروستان

Sassanid Sarvestan Palace (kakh-eh Sassani-ye Sarvestan) - Shiraz, Iran کاخ ساسانی سروستان

Sassanid Sarvestan Palace (kakh-eh Sassani-ye Sarvestan) - Shiraz, Iran کاخ ساسانی سروستان

Sassanid Sarvestan Palace (kakh-eh Sassani-ye Sarvestan) - Shiraz, Iran کاخ ساسانی سروستان

Sassanid Sarvestan Palace (kakh-eh Sassani-ye Sarvestan) - Shiraz, Iran کاخ ساسانی سروستان

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