The Ensemble of Historical Sassanian Cities in Fars Province (Bishabpur, Firouzabad, Sarvestan)

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

Fars Province

Ref.: 5181
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The ensemble of historical Sassanian cities in Fars Province contains the cities of Bishabpur, Firouzabad and Sarvestan which embodies the political, historical, cultural and artistic developments of the Sassanian period. This ensemble consist of the city of Gur, the place(?) of Ardeshir, Qal'eh-e Dokhtar Fortress and finally some bas-reliefs.

Statements of authenticity and/or integrity

The existing relics of the ensemble, comparative urban, architectural and artistic studies.

Comparison with other similar properties

Takht-e soleyman, naqsh-e Rostam, Naqsh-e Rajab and Darabgerd.