Castle Mochi

Castle Mochi

Mochi Castle is located near Shahr-e Sukhte, province of Zābol (region Sistān and Baluchestān) and dates back to the Kiani kings of Sistān in the period Safavid and it was the residence and palace of the governors' family.

The architectural plan of this building was roughly square, two Iwan and consisting of two large sections: the main building of the palace or castle and the surrounding architectural complex.

The main entrance was located in the south wing and after entering a room similar to a vestibule was accessed the central courtyard, a beautiful Iwan it was placed in the north and south section of it and a set of almost symmetrical arches on the other sides and all of them gave onto the central courtyard.

On both sides of theIwan in the north there are two halls or large rooms with dome roofs. The main building of the building included surveillance rooms and numerous walls all built of adobe and mud.

As this castle is located in the historic area of ​​Huzadār rich in palm groves and moch derived from mug with the meaning of date palm, the castle is known with this name.

To the south-west of it and to 3 km there are some small hills where pottery were found dating back to prehistoric times. In this area there are also the remains of a windmill.

Historical evidence and traces remain as: remains of half-ruined structures such as a palace, a caravanserai, a fortress and numerous windmills and also a complex of residential houses behind Mochi, show that life in the Huzadār area had beginning from the end of the Sassanid period, it reached its peak in the Safavid period and finally in that qajaro its decline began to extinction.

The ancient and fortified castles like: "Se Kuhe", "Rāmrud", "Rostam", "Kohah Kahzād", "Sam", "Bi Bi Dust", "Tarqun", "Chepu" and "Huzadār" in the extended region of the Sistān and Baluchestān reveal the antiquity of life in this area and a world of millennial eras.

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