Rayen Castle

ارگ راین

( Rayen Castle )

the Rayen Castle (Persian: ارگ راين Arg-e Rāyen) is an adobe castle 100 kilometers south of Kerman province, Iran. It is situated on the outskirts of the Hezar Masjed Mountains. The medieval mudbrick city of Rayen is similar to Arg-e Bam which was destroyed in an earthquake in December of 2003. Rayen displays numerous architectural elements of an Iranian citadel. It is well preserved, despite numerous natural disasters that have destroyed similar structures nearby.

the Rayen Castle is assumed to have been inhabited until 150 years ago in 1868. Although believed to be at least 1,000 years old, it may have foundations from the pre-Islamic Sassanid era. According to the old documents, it was situated on the trade route, and was one of the centres for trading valuable goods and quality textiles. It was also a centre of sword and knife manufacturing and later on guns. During the reign of third Yazdgerd of the Sassanian King, Arabs fai...Read more

the Rayen Castle (Persian: ارگ راين Arg-e Rāyen) is an adobe castle 100 kilometers south of Kerman province, Iran. It is situated on the outskirts of the Hezar Masjed Mountains. The medieval mudbrick city of Rayen is similar to Arg-e Bam which was destroyed in an earthquake in December of 2003. Rayen displays numerous architectural elements of an Iranian citadel. It is well preserved, despite numerous natural disasters that have destroyed similar structures nearby.

the Rayen Castle is assumed to have been inhabited until 150 years ago in 1868. Although believed to be at least 1,000 years old, it may have foundations from the pre-Islamic Sassanid era. According to the old documents, it was situated on the trade route, and was one of the centres for trading valuable goods and quality textiles. It was also a centre of sword and knife manufacturing and later on guns. During the reign of third Yazdgerd of the Sassanian King, Arabs failed conquer the city presumably due to its high walls.

Photographies by:
ninara - CC BY-SA 2.0
Zones
Statistics: Position (field_position)
2783
Statistics: Rank (field_order)
399

Add new comment

Esta pregunta es para comprobar si usted es un visitante humano y prevenir envíos de spam automatizado.

Security
825647931Click/tap this sequence: 6514

Google street view