نوع مقاله : مقالۀ مروری
1 وزارت میراث فرهنگی، گردشگری و صنایع دستی/ کارشناس باستانشناس
2 عضو هیئت علمی گروه باستانشناسی دانشکده ادبیات دانشگاه تهران
عنوان مقاله [English]
The fire temple has a special place in the Zoroastrian religion and as one of the necessities of worship, there is a fire temple wherever Zoroastrians are. However, given that we have information about Zoroastrian settlements in the first few centuries of Islam, we are equally less aware of their fire temples. For this reason, it will be helpful to study the historical sources to find the fire temples. Fars province, as the origin of the Sassanids during this period, was also considered by the kings from a religious point of view, and in addition, it was also the place of Azarfarnagh. With this importance, most of the Sassanid fire temples have been built in this province. However, with the invasion of the Tazians and the fall of the Sassanids, the religion of Zoroaster lost its former prosperity, and consequently, with the fall of the priests' base, the fire temples were largely affected and the process of their destruction or change of use became common. However, sources indicate that most Zoroastrians are still present in Persia. With this brief, so far little has been done about matching the names of fire temples mentioned in historical texts with the remains of fire temples identified in archaeological research. In this study, we seek to show that, contrary to popular belief, many fire temples attributed to the Sassanid period were probably still used by followers of the Zoroastrian religion long after the Sassanid period.