Recently, the third largest Zoroastrian temple from the Sassanid era has been discovered during the ongoing archaeological excavations taking place in a valley near the village of Bazeh Hur, in North-eastern Iran.
As per archaeologist Meysam Labbaf-Khaniki, who is leading the excavation, “We discovered the third largest fire temple that was probably built in ancient Iran. During this archaeological season, we have collected remarkable evidence that includes engraved plasterwork and inscriptions suggesting the existence of an important fire temple.”
The temple has been dated to the period of the Sassanid Empire, from about 224 to 651 AD. Researchers have found engraved plasterwork, inscriptions in Pahlavi, and columns that supported the temple’s main hall. Scholars are now working to categorize and arrange the inscriptions so that they can be deciphered.