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Nissa. Round Hall.
2nd c Iranian (Persian) Parthian Architecture

PARTHIAN Anonymous (247 BCE - 224 CE)
c. 100-200
2nd c
Mud bricks
Nissa. Turkmenistan.
Originally the room was two story with a dome or timber roof. In the center was a Zoroastrian altar for the sacred fire. The building was founded in the 2nd century BCE but was rebuilt many times. This room is being restored by Russian archaeologists.

Caption: ctas5303 | PARTHIAN Anonymous | Nissa. Round Hall. | c. 100-200 | Central Asian | Parthian | ┬ęKathleen Cohen
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