Chichen Itza
Gebel Berkal

World Heritage Site

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The connection belongs to Religion and Belief connections.

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
  • Yazd: Includes the Zoroastrian district


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