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The archaeological site of Takht-e-Soleyman, in north-western Iran, is situated in a valley set in a volcanic mountain region. The site includes principal Zoroastrian sanctuary partly rebuilt in the Ilkhanid period (13th century) as well as a temple of the Sassanian period dedicated to Anahita. The site has important symbolic significance. The designs of the fire temple, the Palace and the general layout have strongly influenced the development of Islamic architecture.


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