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Atashkooh fire temple with milky way and stars trail

Nimvar town, Markazi state, Iran

this is located near the Nimvar Fire Temple (Atashkadeh) Village, and dates to the Sassanide period. The structure consisted of cylindrical stony columns (supporting the ceiling). Besides which there were covered chambers and a porch that was the location for alighting the fire. This fire-temple was in a verdant. Near this fire temple is an archaic plane tree, from the roots of which other such trees have arisen and reached to a majestic height.

The temple dates back to Sassanid Period (224- 651 AD) which was built originally as a square four arch shape, comprising stony columns for supporting its semi-sphere shape dome. Inside the temple there were some chambers and also a porch to locate the holy fire. The temple was intact up to about 900 A.D.

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Taken on June 1, 2012