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Shiraz Ghal'eh Dokhtar

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Ghal'eh Dokhtar
By.Z.Parvinzade

Ghal'eh Dokhtar" or the Maiden's Castle, is a palace made by Ardashir I, in present Day Fars, Iran, in 209 AD. It is situated on a mountain incline close to the Firouzabad-Shiraz street.

This structure was worked by Ardashir I. The name suggests it was devoted to the Goddess Anahita, to whom the expression "Lady" alludes. Subsequent to catching Isfahan and Kerman from the Parthians, he (re)built the city of Gur adjacent the manor in Firouzabad, making it his capital. In the wake of vanquishing Ardavan V (Artabanus V ), the Parthian lord, in an incredible fight in 224 AD, he fabricated the Palace of Ardashir close-by the Ghal'eh Dokhtar structure. Ardashir's granddad was a conspicuous cleric of the Goddess Anahita at the adjacent sanctuary of Darabgird, "City of Darius."

Based on a high feign, which disregards the stream and roadway running south from Fars. The passage to the château is through a tall entryway in a huge, rectangular tower. Inside this an expansive stairway paves the way to a rectangular lobby, with visually impaired specialties on either side and two huge supports at the east end. These bolstered stairways up to the following level, another substantial rectangular room, 14 x 23 m, with an angled break, an iwan, at the east end and curved visually impaired windows on either side.

It was probably roofed by a curved vault. Past this there are ventures to a third level and an expansive rectangular live with hover squinches at each corner supporting a domed rooftop. This was buttressed by thick dividers on all sides, apparently to guarantee its dependability, and the vault could be come to by a winding staircase on the south side.

In spite of harms managed by the palace, its superbness still delivers wonder in guests.

The invigorated royal residence is amazingly cognizant and sure building contains a significant number of the repeating components of Sasanian royal residence and community design: long lobbies, curves, vaults, recessed windows, and stairways. The development is uniform of generally formed stone and mortar, yet the surfaces were clearly all completed with a thick covering of mortar or stucco, giving a smooth and exquisite appearance, which could have been enriched with ornamentation or painting.

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