UNESCO Heritage Sites

Sassanid Archaeological Landscape of Fars Region

Date of Inscription: 2018

Province of Fars

In the center of Iran, the region of Fars is the cradle of the Persian-Sassanid civilization (3rd-7th of our era). Self-proclaimed heirs of the Achaemenids, they built fortified cities and palaces still visible today. Integrated into grandiose landscapes, the sites of Savestan, Firouzabad and Bishapour bear witness to the persistence of Persian traditions as well as Parthian and Roman contributions.