yazd Fire Temple

Zoroastrianism is an ancient religion from about 3500 years ago. It was the principal religion in Iran before the Islamic conquests, and it still lives on in some parts. Yazd is the center of Zoroastrianism in the country. The Fire Temple, called Atashkadeh in Persian, is one of the most important heritage sites of Zoroastrianism and contains a central fire that has been burning since the 5th century A.D.