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Kooh-e-Khajeh Hill

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Kooh-e Khajeh Hill is one of the most valuable and historical relics of this province, and is located in the territory of Sistan. This hillock is at an elevation of 900 m. and is located in the midst of the Hamoon Lake, just like an island. On top of this hill are the remnants of a fire-temple and a colossal palatial structure, with spectacular architectural finish and overlooking a vast court-yard.
The fire-temple of this hill has a large gateway and a square hall with corridors around. This structure dates to the first century AD. The surrounding ruins are related to the Parthian and Sassanide periods.
In the southern sector of this hillock is the place of worship of Venus (Nahid) known as ‘Karchak Chel Ganjeh’. Another relic on top of this hill from the post-Islamic period is the tomb of ‘ Khajeh Mehdi-ebne-Mohammad Khalifeh’, besides the pilgrimage sites of ‘Khajeh Qaltan’ and ‘Peer Gandom Beryan’. Other relics that have come to hand in this hillock are related to the ‘Seka’ tribe who had migrated to this area in about the 2nd century AD. Currently this site has an aggregate of relics from various periods in history. In addition to which anthropological studies of the inhabitants around the Hamoon Lake and its panoramic view are the attractions of this area.

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