Portfolio Category: Historical

Shushtar Hydraulic System

Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System

Hydraulic system has been built in a city called Shushtar, formerly called Adamdun, during Sassanid dynasty. Adamdun was changed to Surkutir in the time of Achamenian. This city now is called Shushtar. It originates from the name of another ancient city, called Shush. The definition of Shush, Persian pronunciation...

Vank Cathedral

Vank Cathedral

It was during war of 1603-1618 between Safavid kings and Ottomans that the cathedral was built. Like always, there was a country or dynasty which wished had Iran as its territory. This time there were hundreds of thousands of Armenians, deported because of war, who established the Vank cathedral in almost...

Chogha Zanbil

It was almost in third millennium B.C. that the Akkadian language largely supplanted Elamite, and even proper names were more often Semitic than Elamite. This policy of assimilation threatened the local culture, which only survived owing to the asylum afforded it in the inaccessible mountains.

A skillful policy of submission on the part...

Vakil Complex

Vakil Complex

Each Persian king selected one of cities as their own capital and improved it during their kingdom. Shiraz, too, had been a capital first during the Zandieh Dynasty and so some of the structures and sites have been built by the founders of that kingdom. Arg, Bath, Mosque and Bazaar are the highlighted sites of Shiraz that are construed by...