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Bishapur - part 2

The palace with its cruciform throne hall
One of the corridors of the palace
 
Mosaics balcony
 
Bull shaped head stone
one example of Achaemenian style similar to Persepolis
Mosaics balcony
Mosaics balcony
Mosaics were found in several rooms
Another mosaic from Bishapur, showing a lady with flowers
The lady wears a transparent veil. Like the mosaic of the face
 
 
 
 
The palace
 
The palace
 
The palace
The palace
 
 
 
The palace
The remains of stucco in one of the niches
The palace
 
The palace
 
 
The palace
 
 
 
Valerian palace
Valerian palace
 
iron clamp
 
 
 
 
 
The walls of the aquare city
 
 
 
The Dokhtar fort
which was called "the virgin's castle".
 
 
Bishapur consists of three main areas:
1- the town itself, founded, according to an inscription, in 266 CE by the Sassanid king Shapur I (241-272)
2-a castle with rock-cut reservoirs;
3- the river valley with six Sassanid rock reliefs.
4- At some distance, there's a cave with a statue of Shapur that is eight meters tall.

http://www.livius.org/a/iran/bishapur/bishapur-city1.html
http://www.vohuman.org/SlideShow/Anahita%20Bishapur/AnahitaBishapur00.htm


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