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27-MAR-2011 Ali Majdfar

Tappeh Mill Fire Temple

Rey Varamin Road

Tappeh Mill (Pillar Hill) also known as “Bahram Fire Temple” and “Rey Fire Temple” is believed to be the oldest Zoroastrian Fire Temple in Iran, dating back to more than 2000 years ago. It is locates in 11km south east of Tehran in a area of 800x900m, on a hill with 18m height. The overall scheme of the temple was a pillared hall attached to a 4-arched section with some underground tunnels connecting east to west of the complex. Most of the temple was destroyed during Alexander’s raid and two arches are the most significant remnants at the moment.
The site of temple was first excavated by French archeologist Jacques De Morgan on 1913 and then by American Erick Schmidt on 1933.

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Guest 06-Apr-2012 04:43
Beautiful and grand!
Jeff Real01-Apr-2012 14:03
A well captured subject in great light ~V~
Ceya01-Apr-2012 13:47
Fine capture of massive and impressive old architecture, Ali! V
Yvonne01-Apr-2012 11:25
Wonderful shot and very interesting history Ali! v
NealyBob01-Apr-2012 07:19
Excellent capture~! Hard to believe it is so old and well preserved~! Thanks for the info~!V
Tom LeRoy01-Apr-2012 06:56
A wonderful shot and history, A beauty. V
marko gregoric01-Apr-2012 06:06
Great axposure. V
Lieve Snellings01-Apr-2012 02:20
amazing architecture, great POV ! V
Dennis Hoyne01-Apr-2012 02:14
A fine image, and thank you so much for the historical background information. I wish I could see what it was like before Alexander's time.
Helen Betts01-Apr-2012 00:12
Very imposing structure and excellent capture of it. V.
Karen Stuebing31-Mar-2012 22:00
The fact that this is still standing attests to how well built the temple was. This arches are beautiful as is this photo. V.
Chris Spracklen31-Mar-2012 19:35
Super shot of this historic structure, Ali. *V*
jychamberland31-Mar-2012 19:07
very beautiful architecture!
Colin Storey31-Mar-2012 19:01
Great image and detailed history. v
Graeme31-Mar-2012 18:50
A fine shot of this beautiful temple, Ali.BV
Bryan Murahashi31-Mar-2012 18:34
Fabulous strong arches from the ancient times. V
borisalex31-Mar-2012 15:56
Wonderful history displayed! A gorgeous building in this modern world! V.
Carl Carbone31-Mar-2012 14:54
Terrific detail and exposure.
Pierre31-Mar-2012 14:50
Un très beau point de vue! V
Fong Lam31-Mar-2012 14:41
Excellent shot of this Fire Temple and thanks for the interesting information..V
Zoltán Balogh31-Mar-2012 14:25
Very nicely composed image Ali! V
Hank Vander Velde31-Mar-2012 13:51
A super well composed image and good info Ali. Thanks for sharing.
Guest 31-Mar-2012 13:45
Superb grandeur. So crisp.
Martin Lamoon31-Mar-2012 13:16
Great view and interesting history on the Fire Temple. V
veraferia31-Mar-2012 12:50
Fantastic ancient architecture.
Jim Coffman31-Mar-2012 12:47
If only these structures could talk. What stories they could tell...Nice capture,Ali!
patou31-Mar-2012 12:27
Tres belle architecture ( v )
Stephanie31-Mar-2012 12:07
A beautiful structure! Superb lighting Ali! V
Blandine Mangin31-Mar-2012 10:26
very nice view !v
cambraniz31-Mar-2012 09:57
Beautiful. V
joseantonio31-Mar-2012 09:49
Very ice old contruction. Lovely additional information
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