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Zoroastrianism

Connected Sites

  • Ani Ruins of a Fire Temple
  • Bisotun Shows a winged figure, that is generally identified as Ahura Mazda of Zoroastrian belief (Bradt guide to Iran, 2014 edition)
  • Echmiatsin and Zvartnots Remains of a Zoroastrian fire-altar have been found directly beneath the main altar of the Echmiadzin Cathedral
  • Pasargadae Fire-temples have been found
  • Persepolis Host of the ancient Zoroastrian festival, Norouz
  • Persian Garden "Symbolic of the creation of Eden as well as the four Zoroastrian elements of sky, earth, water and plants" (AB)
  • Silk Roads the co-existence of many religions (as well as many ethnic groups) along the corridor including Zoroastrianism, the main religion of the Sogdians of Zhetysu region (AB ev)
  • Takht-e Soleyman citadel includes the remains of a Zoroastrian fire temple
  • Taxila The Jandial Temple is thought to be the remains of a Zoroastrian Temple dedicated to Ahurumazda Link
  • Walled City of Baku Two 17th century Zoroastrian fire temples

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