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Arge Bam (A
recnet tragic earthquake in Bam-Iran destroyed the ancient structure of Arge
video shows the glory of this amazing structure before its destruction.
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Outside the crenellated
walls, like most medieval fortresses, there is a wide moat and the area
within the walls is over 200,000sq. meters, the outer walls are 8 meters
high and five meters thick (at the base ) and the complex consists of five
1. The gatehouse, the bazaar the living quarter of the general populace, the
mosque and little workshops.
2. The stables and houses of stablemen attending the horses, mules etc.
3. An artillery yard within a quadrangular double story building and a water
4. Living mansions, slightly superior to the earlier houses, presumably
accommodating the trusted military and civil staff of the ruler and the main
prison of the citadel .
5. Residence and headquarter of the ruler, known as chahar fasl (four
seasons), hammam, a deep well and a watch tower.
As one enters the gatehouse at the south, one walks up a slightly sloped
stone paved pathway through the old bazaar, from where a maze of twisting
lanes lead to the remains of dwelling places, mosque, carvanserai and
military barracks.One can proceed farther up steep and narrow stairways to
the pinnacle of the fortress and eventually reach the strongly fortified
headquarter of the ruler.
From the vantage position
in the highest watchtower within the rulers precinct one can enjoy a
panoramic view of the evergreen palm and citrus groves of Bam as well as the
entire complex. One could have imagined that once upon a time there has been
thriving hustle and jostle of people in the bazaar, toing and froing
in the public lanes, prostration of worshippers in the mosque, the stampede
of the cavalry, the ever present multifarious display of man's greed and
folly in the bazaar, dismounting of merchandise in the carvanserai,
rapturous wooing of the young and the ever - vigilant guards walking up and
down the raised platforms, behind the all but impregnable walls of Arg bam.
Runtime: 35 minutes Type:
Documentary / cultural
Language: In Farsi with no
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