Temple of Anahita at Kangava, Iran

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Carole Raddato
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published on 02 February 2020
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The remains of the Temple of Anahita at Kangavar, Iran. The temple was a major sanctuary erected to the goddess of waters and fertility who was worshipped in ancient Persia alongside Ahura Mazda. Dating back to the Seleucid or Parthian eras (312 BCE - 224 CE), this vast temple was built of enormous blocks of stone with an imposing entrance that echoes the Apadana at Persepolis.

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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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Raddato, C. (2020, February 02). Temple of Anahita at Kangava, Iran. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/11831/

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Raddato, Carole. "Temple of Anahita at Kangava, Iran." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 02, 2020. https://www.ancient.eu/image/11831/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Temple of Anahita at Kangava, Iran." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 02 Feb 2020. Web. 19 Jan 2021.

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