Qazvin the Modern City with Ancient History

  April 03, 2021   Read time 2 min
Qazvin the Modern City with Ancient History
Qazvin is one of the historical cities of Iran. It was once part of the greater province of Zanjan and later it got its independence and became a strong new province. It is highly industrialized. Many businesspeople prefer to pursue their businesses in this city due to the high financial potentiality of the

Qazvin province is located in the northern part of Iran. The northern part of the province is a mountainous area and to the south the climate is hot and dry with cold winters and hot summers.
Based on evidence found during the excavations of the Zagheh ancient tape, the civilization in this province dates back to 4000- 5000 BC. The land was once part of the Median Kingdom. The people of this province are from different ethnic origins. For centuries, Azaris, Lurs, Kurds and other ethnicities have peacefully lived together in the region. In the past, the Deilami language was spoken in Qazvin, but now most people speak the Azari language.
The common handicrafts of the province include tile-making, inlay work, plaster-work, stone-carving, carpet-weaving, mirror-making, calligraphy, clock making, silk weaving, lock making and needle-work.

Alamut Castle

Hassan-d Sabbah, who was one of the leaders of Ismaīlis (a Shiite sect), built a large structure on top of a mountain which is known as the Alamut Castle.

The Grapes of Qazvin

A large portion of agricultural land in this province is allocated to the planting of vine trees, especially around the city of Takestan which is famous for its large vineyards.

Chehel Sotun Structure

This building belongs to the Safavid dynasty of the 17th century. It has two floors in the middle of a garden with different kinds of decorations like: tile work, inlay work, painting and gold works.

Peyghambarieh Tomb

This is the tomb of four prophets of God in the names of Salam, Solum, Sohuli.
And Alghia. To the south of the mausoleum there is a veranda facing the yard. The decoration includes plaster work and tile work.

Zagheh and Ghabrestan Tape

On the road of Boyin Zahra to Qazvin lie the ancient Tape of Zagheh, Ghabrestan and Sagzabad. The hills date back to 5000 BC. The architecture is unique and the main temple has ancient designs.

Kharaghan Tower Tombs

The village of Hesar Armani which has two tower tombs is located at 32 km distance to the east of Qazvin. The eastern tower is older than the western one and was built in 9th century CE. They are hexagonal towers made of brick with thirty old designs on the walls.

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