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.
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