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Anahita Temple of Bishapur

Anahita temple is one of the most famous buildings in ancient city of Bishapur.This cubic structure is about 14 high and was built with clean cut stones attached together with metal staples inspired by Acheamenid architecture in Sassanid period.The temple has no ceiling and was built 6 meters lower than the surface to direct the flow of Shapur river into it.

anahita temple in bishapur

Anahita temple was a place for admiring water and its goddess.Cow which is the symbol for Anahaita who was the goddess of water and resembled fertility was curved in stones in symmetrical positions above the temple.

anahita temple in bishapur

Anahita temple is a fascinating building not only from architectural point of view but also because of the great system for dividing and controlling water.

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