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Falak-ol-Aflak Castle

Falak-ol-Aflak castle known in ancient times as Dezbaz and Shapur-Khast is one of the most impressive castles of Iran.It’s situated on top of a large hill with the same name in Khoram Abad of Lorestan province.Today the western and northern sides of the hill are bordered by the residential districts of the city.

falak ol aflak castle

The gigantic structure was built during the Sassanid era(226-651).It has been known by number of names sincen it was built over 1,800 years ago.The foundation of the actual castle measure approximately 300 meters by 400 meters.The height of the entire structure including the hill reaches up to 40 meters above the surrounding area.This space is divided into four large halls and their associated rooms and corridors.The room surround two courtyards with the following measurement:the first courtyard measures 31*22 meters and the second 29*21 meters.When originally built the castle used to have 12 towers but only 8 are extant today.

falak ol aflak castle

Falak-ol-Aflak castle appears to have been built with a dehumidifier system which is one of the wonders of the ancient world.Previously experts believed these humidifier canals with a height of more than 1 meter covering the area beneath the castle were hideouts for the residents.