Takht-e Soleyman (“Throne of Solomon”) is an archaeological site in the West Azarbaijan area of Iran, located along the road connecting Zanjan and Takab at about 2000m of altitude. It is located on a small elevation in the high plains and is surrounded by a large circular wall. Inside there are a small artesian lake and the ruins of several structures, including those of a 3rd century, Sasanid era Zoroastrian fire temple. About 3km west of Takht-e Soleyman lies a small, 100m high volcanic cone, called Zendane Soleyman ("Solomon's prison"). In the past this was enclosed by fortified walls. Takht-e Soleyman has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 2003.

01 Zendane mountain 02 Zendane Soleyman 03 Staircase to Zendane Soleyman 04 Zendane Soleyman
05 Zendane Soleyman 06 Zendane Soleyman 07 Inside the Zendane crater 08 Zendane Soleyman
09 Takht-e Soleyman 10 Sheep 11 Takht-e Soleyman
12 Southern gate of Takht-e Soleyman 13 Southern gate of Takht-e Soleyman 14 Takht-e Soleyman wall 15 Takht-e Soleyman lake 16 Takht-e Soleyman lake
17 Takht-e Soleyman lake 18 Takht-e Soleyman ruins 19 Gate 20 Takht-e Soleyman ruins
21 Takht-e Soleyman ruins 22 Takht-e Soleyman ruins 23 Ruins and mountains
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