Ancient Site of Shahar Yeri

The largest historical area in Ardabil Province.

Address:
Near Qara Su river, 31 kilometers east of Meshginshahr, 65 kilometers from Ardabil, Meshginshahr county, Ardabil province , Iran
Visiting time:
Free
Weekly holiday:
Does not have
Annual holidays:
Does not have (since there are no walls or fences)
Entrance fee(Iranian):
1
Intrance fee(Foreigners):
1
About: Ancient Site of Shahar Yeri

The archaeological site known as the Yeri city is in distance of 65 Km from Ardabil and 31 Kilometers in east of Meshkin-shahr next to Qarasu river. 
The area of this historic region is 400 hectares is constituted of three parts namely military fortress, temple and Qosha tappeh. The fortress and temple dates back to 1450 BC and Qvsha hill dates back to 7 thousand years BC. The main temple in city of Yeri came out of earth Included more than 300 stones with heights ranging from 35 to 250 cm with human forms (no mouth)  that contain human face without mouth, or a hand and sword. Charles Burney knew its time as  Achaemenes period, but out of the scope of government. 
In west of gathering stones, there is a cave which has been named Qara kub bel by local people. In front, some pieces of rocks have been put on each other.
Yasri with the most vast historical area of Ardabil province and one of the most important regions before Christ in history of northwest of Iran was registered in national monuments in number 6162. 
 

General Specifications
Name
Ancient Site of Shahar Yeri
Age
Estimated till 9000 years ago
Special features
Has strange petroglyphs, in the shapes of mouthless humans.
Suggestions
Best time to visit
Spring
Duration of visit
One hour
Nearest tourist attractions
Inscribed tombstones
Special Offer
The guard and guide of this ancient site has plenty of knowledge about it.
Perfect activity for a rainy day?
Access route
Address
Near Qara Su river, 31 kilometers east of Meshginshahr, 65 kilometers from Ardabil, Meshginshahr county, Ardabil province , Iran
Facilities
Access to public transportation
Access for the disabled with wheelchair
Parking
Safekeeping
WC
Buffet
Restaurant
Residence
More details
0
Other Features
This ancient site has been made of a military fort, a temple and Qoshatepe.
Ancient Site of Shahar Yeri
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