world heritage sites of iran

Ancient Iran

Tchogha Zanbil

This site is one of the world heritages of Iran. The ruins of the holy city of the Kingdom of Elam, surrounded by three huge concentric walls, are found at Tchogha Zanbil. Founded c. 1250 B.C., the city remained unfinished after it was invaded by Ashurbanipal, as shown by the thousands of unused bricks left at the site.

 

It is an ancient complex which is placed in the Khuzestan province of Iran. It is one of the few existent ziggurats outside of Mesopotamia that is located approximately 30 km (19 mi) south-east of Susa and 80 km (50 mi) north of Ahvaz.

 

iran's world heritage sites

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