The Historical–Cultural Axis of Fin, Sialk, Kashan

Date of Submission: 09/08/2007
Category: Cultural
Submitted by:
Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization
State, Province or Region:
Isfahan Province Kashan
Ref.: 5187
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Soleymanieh Spring in Fin (Kashan) is the origin of life in this region and generated civilizations like Sialk that belong to 6th millennium BC and other instances onward. This spring generated Garden of Fin, the most prominent Iranian garden. The historical region of Kashan is an especial example of civilization from early Islamic period onward. This region contains several properties like mosques, bazaar, tekyehes (a place where Shiite Moslems mourn the martyrdom of an Imam), houses and industrial units.

Statements of authenticity and/or integrity

The historical resources left from 2nd Century Hegira to 12th and 13th centuries in which Fin and other historical objects in the above-mentioned axis have been mentioned are a decisive proof for the integrity and authenticity of such objects as well as their evolutional trend up to 13th century Hegira.

Comparison with other similar properties

Sialk Tepe can be compared with Uzbek Tepe and Shahdad Tepe. The historical city of Kashan can be compared with Yazd, Natanz and Ardakan. Garden of Fin can be compared with most of Iranian gardens like Shazdeh Mahan and Hasht Behesht in the city of Isfahan.