• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2011, Volume: 4, Issue: 10, Pages: 1384-1390

Original Article

Consideration on Sassanid architectural works and urban planning in ancient Persia


This paper intends to analyze architectural works of Sassanid age at Firooz Abad Plain. This is because of its position as the first headquarter of Sassanid dynasty that means Ardeshi Babakan. Sassanid dynasty born and grew in such a geographical space and reached to other geographical fields. It is possible to say that Firooz Abad plain is the origin of creation of this dynasty and the capital as well. Firooz Abad plain is located at Firooz Abad city and a dependency of Fars province with a distance of about 120 km from Shiraz between a longitudinal 52° and 28° latitude. There are a lot of works and ruined places belonging to Sassanid age most of which have been registered as the historical and ancient works by Cultural Heritage Organization. One of the mentioned works is Ardeshir Khore or the glory of Ardeshir. It was the first Sassanid city which was established according to a circular format. In spite of passing 1800 years, right now it is possible to be studied by scientific and academic persons and /or Ardeshir Babakan palace as a very interesting architectural work and comparable with all palaces of Hakhamanesh age including Tajar palace at Takht-e-Jamshid. It is also located at Firooz Abad plain.
Keywords: Sassanid, Firooz Abad plain, Architecture, Urban planning, Palace, Stone working..


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