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The ancient castle of Ziwiyeh-Ziwiye castle-Ziwiye hoard-Ziviyeh-zivih

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The ancient castle of Ziwiyeh-Ziwiye castle-Ziwiye hoard-Ziviyeh-zivih

Postby Parvaneh » Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:14 am

Introduction:The ancient castle of Ziwiyeh-Ziwiye castle-Ziwiye hoard (Persian: قلعه زیویه)

This castle is built on a hill which is located to the south-east of this city. It is 55 kilometers away from the city and looks over the surrounding area. A lot of things have been written about the importance and greatness of this hill. Many precious objects have been dug up through a series of excavations most of which have been done illegally. Most of these excavated items are kept in foreign museums . From among the precious objects found in this burial site we can name two pieces of painted ivory on which animal pictures and fabulous hunting scenes are carved out, a gold necklace and a gold eagle head which are of great value.

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Ziwiye hoard
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The Ziwiye hoard is a treasure hoard containing gold, silver, and ivory objects, also including a few Luristan pieces, that was uncovered on the south shore of Lake Urmia in Ziwiyeh, Kurdistan Province, Iran, in 1947. These objects provide a link between the cultures of the Iranian plateau and the Scythian art forms known as the "animal style". "The Scythian motives adopted by Urartu account for the decoration of the great Treasure of Sakiz brought to light on the south shore of Lake Urmia," was Leonard Woolley's assessment (Woolley 1961 p 176). The hoard contains objects in four styles: Assyrian, Scythian, proto-Achaemenid, and the provincial native pieces. Dated ca. 700 BC, this collection of objects illustrates the situation of the Iranian plateau as a crossroads of cultural highways— not least of them the Silk Road— which fused disparate cultures to inform early Iranian art.

Examples of the "Ziwiye Treasure" are scattered among public and private collections. A "Ziwiye" provenance may have been applied to comparable objects that have passed through the trade since the 1960s.



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Location:in Ziviyeh District (Persian: بخش زیویه‎) is a district (bakhsh) in Saqqez County, Kurdistan Province

Walking path length: No need to walking

Days of trip: 2-3 Days from Tehran to Tehran (Without heavy traffic you need 8-10 hr driving from Tehran to Ziwiye castle)
Attention: In holidays there is heavy traffic in all roads around Tehran.


Best time to visit: April to September

Daily time visit: No limit

Difficulty level: Easy

Requirements: Guide or GPS track, water, food, warm and waterproof clothes

Legal permission need: No


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Overall risk: -

Animal risk: No

Lost risk: No

Rescue: Yes, you can call 115

GSM Mobile Antenna: Yes


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Hotel: in Saqqez County Yes

Village: Located near Ziwiyeh village

Shop: in Ziwiyeh village Yes

Gasoline: in the route Yes


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How to get there:
1- Go to Baihaghi or wast terminal of buses in Tehran (more info)
2- Take a bus ticket to Saqqez City or Sanandaj City.(Distance from Tehran to Saqqez City is 629 Km)
3- Take a taxi to Ziwiyeh villag.(Distance from Saqqez City to Ziwiyeh villag is 55 Km)


Nearest airport: Sanandaj airport

Nearest train station: No station less than 100 km


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The ancient castle of Ziwiyeh

Postby Parvaneh » Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:10 pm

This castle is built on a hill which is located to the south-east of this city. It is 55 kilometers away from the city and looks over the surrounding area. A lot of things have been written about the importance and greatness of this hill. Many precious objects have been dug up through a series of excavations most of which have been done illegally. Most of these excavated items are kept in foreign museums . From among the precious objects found in this burial site we can name two pieces of painted ivory on which animal pictures and fabulous hunting scenes are carved out, a gold necklace and a gold eagle head which are of great value.
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