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Ali Majdfar | profile | all galleries >> PERSIA, the Ancient Iran >> Ancient City of Goor tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

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Ancient City of Goor

Ancient city of Goor also Gour or Gur " شهر باستانی گور " is located 100km south of Shiraz, Fars Province, next to city of Firooz Abad.
The city is believed to be founded during Achaemenid dynasty (550-330 BCE). It was encircled by Alexander, but because of its robust fortification and dedicated defenders he couldn't be able to surrender the city; then ordered to submerge the city by diverting nearby river to low area of city turn it into a lake.
After centuries, Ardashir Babakan, the founder of Sasanid dynasty (224–651 CE), ordered to dig a channel and discharged the lake, then rebuilt the city as his capital.
During Arabs' invasion (651 CE), the city again destroyed and after about 3 centuries, a new city which is now called Firooz Abad, was built just next to ruins of the original city by Daylamiain Dynasty.
Goor City was in circular shape with diameter of 2km, surrounded by thick fortification and 50m wide ditch. In central area, a zone with 900m diameter divided with another wall, was served as governmental area and most of the excavated remnants of the city belong to this area.
Aerial picture of Goor City
Aerial picture of Goor City
Goor City
Goor City
Ancient Abservatory
Ancient Abservatory
Goor City
Goor City
Goor City
Goor City
Goor City
Goor City
Ancient Abservatory
Ancient Abservatory
Goor City
Goor City
Ancient Bath
Ancient Bath
Palace Remnants
Palace Remnants
Palace Remnants
Palace Remnants
Palace Remnants
Palace Remnants