Khuzestan province is one of the most ancient provinces of Iran. It is the kingdom of an ancient empire called Elam. Some say it might be the very first civilization on earth!
Khuzestan has both green and blue era. Sea and forests of this place are truly beautiful.
Many of historical sites of Iran are located in Khuzestan. Handicrafts and traditional foods of it are really amazing.
Chogha Zanbil Ziggurat
Chogha Zanbil Ziggurat(Temple) is an adobed construction that has almost 3000 years old. Genius Elam architects built this temple in the most intelligent way. There are evidence of glass and glaze existence in this temple which tell us that they were mastered in kiln technics! building a 53 meter construction in 3000 years ago, truly is a wonder. Chogha Zanbil Ziggurat is known as a world heritage by UNESCO in 1979.
Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System
An ancient structure, a masterpiece of engineering and architecture, Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System.
This magnificent structure is a unique hydraulic system that contains water mills, canals, dams and tunnels. These constructions were made in accurate measures. Usage of them was to lead water to farm lands. Start of building it was in time of Achaemenid Empire by order of Darius the Great. It gradually got more details and finally completed in Sasanid dynasty. Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System was known as a word heritage by UNESCO in 2009. READ MORE
Eshkoft-E Salman valley is actually an inscription that belongs to Elam empire.
This inscription is one of the few remnants of Elam empire. It seems that this place was a location for worshiping Trisha, one of high gods of Elamics.
There are four inscription in Eshkoft-E Salman valley. Two of them are inside a cave nearby and the other two are in the open space.
Another inscription of Elam empire. But actually there are two inscriptions in this place. The other one belongs to Parthian Empire.
It is said that the parthian inscription identity is most likely Mehrdad, one of parthian kings.
This inscription was discovered in 1961 by Louis Vandenberghe.
Shush Castle was built for French archaeologist settlement by Jean-Jacques de Morgan in Qajar dynasty. It is near to Tomb of Daniel.
Plan of this castle is like Middle Age buildings. Unfortunately, materials of this castle is brought of Palace of Darius and Chogha Zanbil ziggurat.
Many historical objects were discovered of Shush Castle. Objects like queen Napira Esostun statue and Code of Hammurabi.
Kornasian Bath used to be a traditional public bathhouse. Nowadays it has changed the usage to a museum.
This public bathhouse was built in Qajar dynasty and located in Dezful.
Today you can visit it and get familiar with traditional jobs of this city.