Ghal'eh Dokhtar

Ghal'eh Dokhtar

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ghal'eh Dokhtar or Qala-e-Dokhtar, also known as The Maiden Castle, is a castle made by Ardeshir I, in present day Fars, Iran, in 209 AD. It is located on a mountain slope near the Firouzabad-Shiraz road. This structure was built by Ardashir I. The name implies it was dedicated to the Goddess Anahita, to whom the term "Maiden" refers. After capturing Isfahan and Kerman from the Parthians, he (re)built the city of Gur nearby the castle in Firouzabad, making it his capital. After defeating Ardavan V ( Artabanus V ), the Parthian king, in a great battle in 224 AD, he built the Palace of Ardashir nearby the Ghal'eh Dokhtar structure. Ardashir's grandfather was a prominent priest of the Goddess Anahita at the nearby temple of Darabgird, "City of Darius."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136672081
  • 9786136672083