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Ancient Chogha Zanbil
Chogha Zanbil is situated in Southwest Iran. It was founded in the 13th century BC by King Untas Napirisa and abandoned after his death. Only a few priests continued to live on the site until its destruction in 640 BC by the Assyrians .....
One of the most significant 13th century BC architectural works of Iran is the Chogha Zanbil Temple (1250 BC) located 45 kilometres from Susa. The western vaults of Chogha Zanbil Temple were so skillfully built that at present, even after three thousand years, they remain in marvelously good conditions. The vaults are constructed on prolonged corridors and over internal staircases of the temple and represent an extraordinary achievement in the architecture of ancient Iran .....
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