Tepe Sialk, Iran

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Carole Raddato
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published on 02 November 2021

Tepe Sialk is an archeological site (a tepe, "hill, tell") near Kashan in central Iran consisting of two hills with six main phases of occupation. The oldest settlements in Sialk date to around 6000–5500 BCE while the ziggurat was constructed during the fourth period of occupation that lasted from about 3000-2500 BCE. It is the oldest of four ziggurats in Iran constructed by the Elamite civilization.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.


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