Ancient city of Rishahr

Ancient city of Rishahr

The ancient city of Rishahr is located near the town of Bushehr (homonymous region). The antiquity of the finds found here is between the third millennium and the first BC This city in the Sasanian period was considered one of the most important scientific and literary centers and after Islam for some centuries it was flourishing.

The name Rishahr is the abbreviation for "Rivar Ardashir". Ardashir Babakan built several cities at the time of his reign and Rivar Ardashir is one of them so it can be said that the renewal of the architecture of this same city is represented by Liyan; from the brick of the Elamite writings it is clear that this city at that time was called "Liyan".

Apparently, due to its particular geographical position, it was one of the links between the eastern and western civilizations of the ancient world. The works found at Rishahr include cuneiform inscriptions from the era of Shutruk Nakhunte I (king of Elam between 1170 and 1155 BC), remains of buildings, objects in bronze and ceramics with figures demonstrating the fact that Rishahr from second millennium BC, it was one of the important cities of the Elamite kingdom.

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