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Title: Ancient fire temples in the light of the discovery at Mele Hairam
Author(s): KAIM, Barbara
Journal: Iranica Antiqua
Volume: 39    Date: 2004   
Pages: 323-337
DOI: 10.2143/IA.39.0.503900

Abstract :
For years, modern and ancient fire temples have drwn the attention of specialists in Iranian religion and architecture. Many attempts have been made both to establish the typology of their ground plans and to explain their differentiation by categories of fire burning inside.
During the last few years two ancient fire temples were discovered: at bandiân, in north-eastern Iran and at Mele Hairam, in southern Turkmenistan. Those two structures have made it possible to carry out further research in the above mentioned matter.

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