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Pour Ashraf Castle: A Fantastic Ancient Monument in Western Iran

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Pour Ashraf Castle: A Fantastic Ancient Monument in Western Iran

The Pour Ashraf Castle is one of the country’s most fabulous historical monuments. It is located in Sheikh-Makan village some six kilometers southeast of the town of Darreh-Shahr in Ilam Province.

The castle was built upon the order of Mir Seyyed Mohammad Khan Pour Ashraf back in 1917.

Pour Ashraf Castle: A Fantastic Ancient Monument in Western Iran

The materials used in the construction of the mansion mostly include pieces of rock, and sometimes bricks for decoration.

The three-storey castle has five towers and 30 rooms. It was used as residential-military complex.

Pour Ashraf Castle: A Fantastic Ancient Monument in Western Iran

Source: ifpnews.

 

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