A Brief History of Arge Bam
Bam locates on the southern edge of the Iranian plateau, in a desert environment in Kerman. There is no precise archaeological evidence about the age of Arge Bam or Bam citadel. According to the historic sources and ancient texts the first human settlement in the area traced back to the Achaemenids, 579-323 BC.
The whole building is a large citadel at the center of the citadel which known as Bam Citadel due to its rich citadel appearance and also is the tallest part of the complex.
Bam Citadel’ History
There are different opinions about the age of Arge Bam that some related it to the Achaemenid or Parthian period. However, the most parts of the buildings destroyed with the earthquake range during Timurid period to Qajar period.
Some parts such as the porch of the mosques of various scales and sizes are older (the 4th century BC to the 7th century AH during the Seljuk period).
Sassanian Empire seized the castle and new fortifications and walls were reconstructed between 224 and 637 AD that after a few years in 645 AD Arabs conquered Kerman region during which the citadel damaged again.
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