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Gur-i Shapur

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: A. Hausleiter, M. Roaf, R. Wenke
Contributors: DARMC, R. Talbert, P. Flensted Jensen, Jeffrey Becker, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott
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Last modified Feb 13, 2019 03:07 PM History
The so-called "Shapur cave" in the Zagros Mountains contains a colossal statue of Shapur I, the second ruler of the Sasanid Empire.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.

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sanctuary (religious center), cave

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 94 B4 Gur-i Shapur

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Gur-i Shapur, cave with statue of Shapur

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A. Hausleiter, M. Roaf, R. Wenke, DARMC, R. Talbert, P. Flensted Jensen, Jeffrey Becker, Sean Gillies, and Tom Elliott, 'Gur-i Shapur: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2019 <> [accessed: 26 May 2020]

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