Tepe Sialk Ziggurat
Tepe Sialk is an ancient archaeological area with more than 8000 years of history
Tepe Sialk is a large ancient archeological site in a suburb of the city of Kashan, Isfahan Province, in central Iran, close to Fin Garden. In Persian, Tappe means hill.
History of Tepe Sialk
This ancient place also is a ziggurat that was built in 3000 BC. Study shows that the oldest settlements in this place was built at 6000 BC.
It is thought to this place and area around it have originated because of the pristine large water. That still running today. Source of water in this area is Cheshmeh ye Soleiman nearby mountains.
Tepe Sialk at first excavated by a team of European archeologists in 1930s. And they found many treasures. Now this treasures are in there museums of Europe and America.
Study shows that the burial ceremonies in Tepe Sialk was different from the other parts of Iran. Many of the things were found in this city is excavated from the Cemetery.
Also the Fin garden in Kashan was built at 17th century and this days it become very popular between tourists. Fin garden was built at Safavid dynasty and was a place for spending vacation away form capital.
ziggurats in Iran
Elamite civilization was built four ziggurats in Iran. Sialk is one of this four ziggurats. The other ziggurats are Haft Teppeh, Susa ziggurat and Choqa Zanbil.
The archaeological material found in this building testifies to increasing links with the outside world. This ancient places level sees the first appearance of metallurgy. You can see complexity of architecture with molded bricks and stone and also crafts.
With walking through Tepe Sialk, you can see walls and rooms, if you have a vivid imagination can see anything beyond that walls and rooms.