Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
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)
Diyarbakir Fortress and Hevsel Gardens Goat Bastion was used as a Zarathustra temple (source: Diyarbakir City Guide)
Echmiatsin and Zvartnots Remains of a Zoroastrian fire-altar have been found directly beneath the main altar of the Echmiadzin Cathedral
Hawraman/Uramanat "(...) based on Persian literature it can be concluded that Hawraman/Uramanat was a land in which sun-worshippers lived and as we know during the reign of the Achaemenid empire, Zoroastrianism was popular in the area." (Nomination file, p. 49) "Some scholars believe that the name Hawraman or Huraman has strong connections to the ancient Zoroastrian faith and claim that the name may have originated from Ahuraman or Ahura Mazda. (...) Many areas in the Avroman region are believed to have been pilgrimage sites for Zoroastrians prior to the advent of Islam."
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)
Quanzhou "Statue of Mani in Cao'an Temple - This monument is the world's only remaining stone statue of Mani, the founder of Manichaeism or Zoroastrianism, which was introduced to China around the 6th-7th centuries." (AB Ev)
Sassanid Archaeological Landscape Includes bas relief depicting Ardashir’s investiture by Ohrmazd, the Zoroastrian creator God. Plus remains of fire temples
Silk Roads Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor 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
Walled City of Baku Two 17th century Zoroastrian fire temples
Yazd Includes the Zoroastrian district


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