Tchogha Zanbil (1979)
Islamic Republic of Iran

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Iran 1984. Tchogha Zanbil.

The ruins of the holy city of the Kingdom of Elam, surrounded by three huge concentric walls, are found at Tchogha Zanbil. 

Founded c. 1250 B.C., the city remained unfinished after it was invaded by Ashurbanipal, as shown by the thousands of unused bricks left at the site. 

  • Iran 1984. Tchogha Zanbil. 

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Other World Heritage Sites in Iran (on this site). Inactive links are not described on postage stamps. Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, section Iran for further information about the individual properties. 

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