A Brief History of Arg-e Bam
A Brief History of Arg-e Bam : Bam is located on the southern edge of the Iranian plateau,in a desert environment in Kerman. There is no precise archaeological dating of the buildings of the citadel of Bam, but through historic sources and ancient texts the first human settlement in the area can be traced back to the fort built by the Acheamenians around 579-323 BC.
Under the Sassanian the castle was seized by Ardeshir Babakan. New fortifications and walls were constructed between 224 and 637 AD.A few years later in 645 AD the Kerman region was conquered by Arabs and the citadel probably damaged during the war.