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Stone lion of Hamedan


Current city of Hamedan in the distant past, the summer capital of the Achaemenid Ekbatan old and has been the center of the Median Empire.  Monuments of that period, only a few remains are kept on the "milk Ekbatan" Becky is the most important.  "Stone Lion" or "milk stone" in the southern city of Hamadan Malayer is located along the old road. 
Once the milk was sitting, but over time and historical event as it has been slept in!  The Median and Achaemenid era, this statue was of great importance, because the charm of the city.  Lion of Hamedan, horse (horse riding Bostan Arch) Kangavar Behistun and columns, including the most famous and spectacular Iran. Ibn al-Hamadani Faqih (the year 282 AH.) In the book "Albldan" in describing the lion writes: "The wonders of Hamadan, the statue is the primary gateway to the City of Stone, which called for a cold and it's talismanic The mascot is the Roman .
G. When he was sent for a spell of pests, many say that the snow and cold, the snow was sunk in Hamadan, mounted his horse and the lion mascot as he put it, fell Brfsh and the work was.  "Ibn Blynas Fzyh of the statue as the manufacturer uses.  The fact that scientists School of Pythagoras.  In the first century AD, lived in ancient Greece and Rome, Egypt, Mesopotamia, Iran and India has been asked throughout history some of these other attractions to take place.  Almktfy, Caliph in 291 AD.  I wanted to transfer it to Baghdad, but was faced with opposition from townspeople, the reaction and the difficulty of carrying the heavy statue was Almktfy be deterred. "Lion of Hamedan," Previously, it was next to a gate called the gate valve and the gate would have gone to Ray.  the old road from Hamadan and Malayer Sultanabad (Arak) and then has to be Ray, why the public has been exposed stone lion and the passengers, who plans to steal the design. Mrdavyj Ziarat, the University when he stormed the city of Hamadan, Hamadan thought to decompose milk can be easily captured, and therefore ordered that a former tap feet with a heavy hammer and break the statue to its original state lost.
 Researchers and nineteenth-century, Jackson and Tourist attractions that effect made at the time of the Median and (the 7 and 6 BC. M) are, however, Lockhart, Herzfeld and Vandn leaf claim, sculpted by Pvlvnyvs and the Parthians made has. Qhv stone statue of the Lion of Hamedan is a color and 35 / 6 meters long.  This statue, slim but toned body, a broad chest and has a great series with edge.  The forehead and eyes and behind the statue, there are lots of wear, but a large head and snout with the mouth drawn milk is still very visible.  Shown special statues, its mane with a gasket ring is still plenty of wear left in the body there are also large and powerful body with the natural curvature of the back of his thigh that remain.  Among the dead, and his side is narrow and only 80 cm and 70 cm long while the head of a meter wide and 1 / 30 m height is.

Stone lion of Hamedan


By Hamadan as the milk from the milk of the Persepolis Achaemenid period is distinct from that of the lion, the head of the statue is no different.  However, "Stone Lion of Hamedan" historical relic remains of the old feet on the fact that there is still time.

Tourist attractions in the city of Hamedan is an ancient historical monument and the stone lion in the middle of the street, twelve feet square, the square has the same name.

Tourist attractions on the hill that now it is located, because the hill is an ancient sarcophagus that belonged to the Parthian era is the location has been discovered and are now kept in museums Hegmataneh.

The statue, with its symmetrically located at the gateway city of Hamedan, Hamedan Arab invasion it was called Bab al-Asad or gate valve.  In the year 319 AH in Hamadan Dylmyan to capture triggered, the gate of the city was completely destroyed.

Dailami Mardavyj wanted the sculptures to the city-ray transmission was successful, but the deal broke one of the lions and the other completely destroyed.

Statue damaged in 1328 Hijri on the ground until this year by engineer and architect designer Oxus Avicenna tomb was installed at the current location.

About the history of the statue is controversial, but it's been turning on and near the fertile and the discovery of Parthian coffins belonging to the Parthian era can be said that the statue belongs to the Parthian times.


Stone lion of Hamedan


Stone lion of Hamedan



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