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The Historical Texture of Damghan

Date of Submission: 09/08/2007
Criteria: (ii)(iii)(iv)(v)
Category: Cultural
Submitted by:
Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization
State, Province or Region:
Province of Semnan
Ref.: 5200
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Description

This hill belongs to Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods of Hesar Tepe. It is one of the most famous prehistoric sites of Middle East. In Parthian period, the capital has been transported to Ghoumes in west of Damghan. In the first Islamic century, Damghan reached its peak. It is very hard to find such a place comprising of fateful works in a region with a small area including Mosque (Tarikhaneh) of Damghan, Tower of Alamdar, the Complex of Imamzadeh Ja'far and the city wall that still exist.

Statements of authenticity and/or integrity

Authenticity of all properties in Damghan is confirmed and they are generally ingrated.

Comparison with other similar properties

The city itself cannot be incomparable but its properties can be compared with other one all around the world for example Hesar Tepe with Sialk Tepe in Kashan and or Mesopotamian properties; Tarikhaneh with the first mosques in Mesopotamia; towered domes with Central Asian and Anatolian ones.