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BABAK CASTLE, near Kalibar City, Iran. Also known as The Immortal Castle.   Built atop a mountain 2300-2600 meter high and surrounded by gorges as deep as 400 to 600 meters, this castle is believed to belong to the Parthian dynasty and modified under the Sasanid dynasty. To reach the castle, one has to trek a tortuous and narrow passageway and then cross a corridor-shaped temple 200 meters in length.

Pāpak Fort or Babak Castle, also known as the Immortal Castle or Republic Castle, is a large citadel and National Symbol of Iranians.

Ruins of Arsuf Castle. The town was settled by Phoenicians in the 6th or 5th century BC, In 1101, Arsuf fell to a Crusader army led by Baldwin I of Jerusalem. The Crusaders, who called it Arsur, rebuilt the city's walls and created the Lordship of Arsur in the Kingdom of Jerusalem. In 1187 Arsuf was captured by the Muslims, but fell again to the Crusaders on September 7, 1191 after a battle between Richard I of England and Saladin.

Arsuf Castle

Ruins of Arsuf Castle. The town was settled by Phoenicians in the 6th or 5th century BC, In 1101, Arsuf fell to a Crusader army led by Baldwin I of Jerusalem. The Crusaders, who called it Arsur, rebuilt the city's walls and created the Lordship of Arsur in the Kingdom of Jerusalem. In 1187 Arsuf was captured by the Muslims, but fell again to the Crusaders on September 7, 1191 after a battle between Richard I of England and Saladin.

Nooshabad is a city 8 kilometers north of Kashan. Early this century, an underground city was discovered underneath it which was a manmade complex spread across thousands of square meters. The city consists of many labyrinth-like architectural structures, corridors, rooms and wells.

Nooshabad is a city 8 kilometers north of Kashan. Early this century, an underground city was discovered underneath it which was a manmade .

The Sassanid Palace at Sarvestan (Persian: کاخ ساسانی سروستان‎ kakh-eh Sassani-ye Sarvestan) is a Sassanid-era building in the Iranian province of Sarvestan, some 90 km southeast from the city of Shiraz. The palace was built in the 5th century AD, and was either a gubernatorial residence or a Zoroastrian fire temple.

The Sassanid Palace at Sarvestan (Persian: کاخ ساسانی سروستان‎ kakh-eh…

Crusader Fortress por tommyimages_com en Flickr, Montfort Castle, Israel - The Montfort (German: Starkenberg) is a ruined crusader fortress in the Upper Galilee region in northern Israel, about 22 miles (35 km) northeast of the city of Haifa and 10 miles (16 km) south of the border with Lebanon

Crusader Fortress por tommyimages_com en Flickr, Montfort Castle, Israel - The Montfort (German: Starkenberg) is a ruined crusader fortress in the Upper Galilee region in northern Israel, about 22 miles (35 km) northeast of the city of Haifa and 10 miles (16 km) south of the border with Lebanon

Persepolis, literally meaning "city of Persians", was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550–330 BCE). Persepolis is situated 60 km northeast of city of Shiraz in Fars Province in Iran. The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BCE.

Persepolis - Persepolis, literally meaning "city of Persians", was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of city of Shiraz in Fars Province in Iran. The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BCE

Fire Temple of Atashkuh dating to the Sasanian Empire, located in Mahallat - IRAN

Fire Temple of Atashkuh dating to the Sasanian Empire, located in Mahallat - IRAN

The ancient mud city of Bam, Iran, is the largest adobe structure on earth and, until the 2003 earthquake, it was one of the jewels in Iran’s tourism crown. The site has been occupied for almost 2000 years and post-earthquake analysis revealed the walls were first built using Sassanian-style mud bricks...  Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/iran/southeastern-iran/bam/sights/historic/arg-e-bam#ixzz3KNka08ya

The Arg-é Bam. (ارگ بم ) in Persian known as: "Bam Citadel." Was the largest Adobe building in the world ~ located in Bam ~ A City in The Kerman Province of Southeastern Iran.

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