Not many people knew Noushijan Castle until 1963 that a British team searched and excavated the castle for 14 years. During the excavation, many works belonging to the Medes, Achaemenid, and Parthians were found. A fortress fence and two fire temples indicate the political, religious, and military functions of this castle in the Median period. in later periods, the existing construction had been used as a platform and subsequent buildings were created on it so that the building related to the Medes remained even up to a height of 8 meters and does not need any special reconstruction.
The story of the discovery of this castle is that in the early Pahlavi period a farmer found a large piece of ruby while plowing his land. The ruler of the region sent it to the government. The beauty of the ruby attracted the attention of Reza Shah so he sent Teymourtash to that area for further research. Teymourtash didn’t find anything and closed the case. All was forgotten until Dr. Jafari gets interested in this subject in the 1960s. after extensive researches, sent the ruby to the United States for examination. Americans found an inscription on it and concluded that this ruby belonged to "Bahram Gor” who hung it on his horse's neck. Most likely, the village of Gourab is the hunting ground to where Bahram Gor went and never returned.
Ancient anouj castle located at the 35 kilometer of the southwest of the Malayer country in Hamedan province. The Castle is built on a high hill in a village which has the same name in Sefidkooh district.
The castle located at Bahram Abad Village in Abyek County, Qazvin Province. Historian said this castle dated back to the Pre-Islamic era and for nearly two centuries, and belonged to Nizari Ismaili state (aka Alamut State) and after the invasion of Hulagu Khan; it also played a significant role in the political struggle until the end of the Safavid era. The castle is right next to the Sepid Rud River, on the top of the high and rocky lake. The distance of the castle to the Bahram Abad is 18km by car and then you should walk around 3km in the south to the castle.
Qez castle is located in the south of the Grindeq village which is located in Takestan county. You will find Qez castle in 20 kilometers of Takestan county and near the Abkelo village. This castle is on the top of the stony mountain where you’re able to see it miles away.
Qazvin's Shirkooh Castle is located in Rudbar Alamut, near the village of Baghdasht. Shirkouh Castle is located on a summit of 1851 meters above sea level. But unfortunately, it is difficult to access Bidelan OR (SHIRkouh) castle because it leads to valleys over 600 meters deep with tall walls and unbreakable strong towers.
Alamut fort has been one of the most important historical forts in Iran that has played an important role in the history of its era. Alamut's name is tied to Ismailia in Iranian history and Hassan Sabbah as the leader of the Ismaili sect, has used the castle as a base for his government and promoting Ismaili beliefs and he stayed at Alamut Castle for five years and led his followers. Hassan Sabah fort was mentioned as a prison in the Safavid period but archaeological excavations in the castle show that Alamut Castle was not only a prison but the people living there had a certain social order.
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