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Anahita Temple is said to be the Second Largest Stone Structure in Iran after Persepolis . However, the temple is located naer Kermanshah Province. Anahita Temple dating back to 150 B.C. However, the temple was the place for respecting the goddess of water, Anahita.
Interestingly, ancient people of Iran believed that Anahita was the Goddess of water, beauty and fertility. It seems that the temple is the first stone structure of Achaemenid era. Construction of the temple started from Achaemenid and it said to finished during reign of Sassanid kingship. But different researchers have different ideas about the date of the site and some of them believe that the temple was an unfinished palace of Khosrow the Second.
Furthermore, height of the temple is approximately 36 meters. However, the map of the temple shows the quadrilateral shape. There are some stony tunnels and canals around the temple leading water to the center of building. On the upside of Anahita Temple, there are four shapes which are like head of bulls, which in Persian they called “Homa”. In the middle part, however, there is a hallow space that water was gathered and was filling a small pond.
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