Falak-ol-Aflak Castle

by Amir Pedram April. 11, 2010 3668 views

Falak-ol-Aflak Castle [en.wikipedia.org]is one of the most impressive castles in Iran [en.wikipedia.org]. It is situated on the top of a large hill with the same name within the city of Khorramabad [en.wikipedia.org], the regional capital of Lorestan [en.wikipedia.org] province. This gigantic structure was built during the Sassanid [en.wikipedia.org] era (226–651). The Khoramabad River runs past the eastern and south-western side of the Falak-ol-Aflak hill providing the fortress with an element of natural protection. Today, the western and northern sides of the hill are bordered by the residential districts of Khorramabad.

Falak ol-Aflak castle [en.wikipedia.org] is amongst the most important structures built during the Sassanid era. It has been known by a number of names since it was built over 1800 years ago. Recorded names have referred to it as Shapur-Khast or Sabr-Khast fortress, Dezbaz, Khoramabad castle, and ultimately the Falak ol-Aflak Castle.

During the Pahlavi dynasty [en.wikipedia.org] it was used as a prison.

By : Amir Reza Pedram

By : Amir Reza Pedram

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Lynn 10 years, 7 months ago

Fantastic castle...great shots :))

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Beata 10 years, 7 months ago

Great shots :)

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Unregardpartage 10 years, 7 months ago

Elle a traversé les siècles !

10 years, 7 months ago Edited
Kelly 10 years, 7 months ago

Great shots and commentary Amir...

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Brenda Nelson 10 years, 7 months ago

Wonderful shots and narrative. I always enjoy learning about the places where bloggers photograph - and this is a very impressive and interesting post, Amir!

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Paolo Martini 10 years, 7 months ago

very interesting! thanks my friend

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Melanie Olson 10 years, 7 months ago

Very impressive! Thanks for the background information.

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