Category: Kermanshah

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Tekieh Moaven-ol-Molk

Tekieh Moaven-ol-Molk was built on the orders of Hossein Khan Moeen al-Roa'aya, who was a successful businessman in Kermanshah bazaar. It was meant to be a husseiniya when built in 1897 but was devastated by the enemies of the businessman in 1909.The structure was again ruined during the Iran-Iraq war but renovated again.The beauty of the structure lies in the attractive mosaic and tile works with religious stories and mythical…

Anahita Temple

Anahita temple is the name of one of the two archaeological sites in Iran popularly thought to have been attributed to the ancient deity Anahita. The larger and more widely known of the two is located at Kangavar in Kermanshah Province and the other is located at Bishapur. In Kangavar, on an elevated rocky platform, are the remnants of a majestic structure. These remains reveal an edifice that is Hellenistic…

Bisotun

Bisotun inscription is considered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is located in Harsin County and has 42Km distance from Kermanshah. The Bisotun Inscription  is a multi-lingual inscription located on Mount Behistun. The inscription includes three versions of the same text, written in three different cuneiform script languages: Old Persian, Elamite, and Babylonian. A British army officer, Henry Rawlinson had the inscription transcribed in two parts, in 19th century.…

Taq-e Bostan

Taq-e Bostan located in 4km north of Kermanshah, the gardens of Taq-e Bostan have a 2,000 year history. According to archaeological evidence it was first constructed during Parthian times between 224-250 BC years and was used as a recreational hunting ground for noblemen. The name Taq-e Bostan means "arch of the garden" and refers to two large caves cut into the rock face of the neighboring mountainside carved with bas…