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==== Aryans in the Famous Ancient Cities of Iran ====


Many reliable sources refer to the Aryans as the heterogeneous group of people who lived in different parts of the ancient world. Here is the list of the ancient cities of Iran where the Aryan peoples used to live:
1. Aaban or Aban in Kerman Province is listed as one of the ancient cities of Iran by Wikipedia.
http://msnselectedarticles.blogspot.ca/2014/11/blog-post_11.html
2. Aasak or Asak in Khorasan Province is believed to be another name for Quchan (Ghoochan) and it is considered as an old city by Dehkhda Encyclopedia.
http://msnselectedarticles.blogspot.ca/2014/11/blog-post_11.html
3. Estakhr first appears in history as an Achaemenid city in present-day Fars Province, Iran. It gained its importance not only from its close association with Persepolis: it also commanded the western end of an ancient caravan-route that ran from the Indus Valley via Kandahar and Sistan to Persia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estakhr
4. Esfahan: The history of Esfahan can be traced back to the Palaeolithic period. In recent discoveries, archaeologists have found artifacts dating back to the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze and Iron ages.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isfahan
5. Ecbatana (present-day Hamadan) was the capital of the Median empire, summer capital of the Achaemenids, and satrapal seat of the province of Media from Achaemenid to Sasanian times.
http://iranian.com/posts/aryans-in-hamadan-the-first-capital-city-of-ancient-iran-39017
6. Bam in Kerman Province: Bam city was most likely founded during the Parthian Empire.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bam,_Iran
7. Bisotun is a city in Kermanshah Province, Iran. The town is at the foot of Bisotun mountain, the flank of which is the location of an important historical site. The imperial road from Ecbatana to Babylon passed at the foot of the mountain. On the rocky slopes king Darius I left the Bisotun Inscription.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisotun
8. Tabriz is the capital of one of the famous provinces of Iran, the Azarbaijan or Aturpatgan. It is the land of Azargoshnasp temple; the fire temple of the Kings and the Nobles of Iran. It is perhaps the birth place of Zaratushtra.
http://www.iranchamber.com/cities/tabriz/tabriz.php
9. Takht-e Jamshid (Persepolis): First Iranian Capital of Achaemenid Empire
http://msnselectedarticles.blogspot.ca/2014/11/blog-post_10.html
10. Tehran, capital city of Iran: At the foothills of the Alborz
http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/tehran-i-a-persian-city-at-the-foot-of-the-alborz
11. Jundishapur: The Land of First Iranian Academic Center
http://iranian.com/posts/aryans-in-jundishapur-the-land-of-first-iranian-academic-center-37942
12. Darband: A former village in the summer resort of Shamīran, situated at an elevation of 1,700 m on the extreme northern edge of the capital, where the Alborz foothills begin.
http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/darband-ii-city-quarter-of-tehran
13. Sari: Excavations in Belt Caves (prehistoric, archaeological sites in Iran) present evidence for the existence of settlements around Sari as far back as the 70th millennium BC
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sari,_Iran
14. Saveh: The history of Saveh goes back to the first Iranian dynasty, the Medes (728-550 BCE), as it was one of their centers.
http://www.cais-soas.com/News/2009/February2009/28-02.htm
Marco Polo claimed that he was shown the three tombs of the Magi at Saveh south of Tehran in the 1270s.
http://iranian.com/posts/view/post/2003
15. Sistan & Nashtifan: Aryan Peoples of Sistan & Nashtifan and Windmill Invention
http://iranian.com/posts/aryan-peoples-of-sistan-amp-nashtifan-and-windmill-invention-37029
16. Susa or Shush was an ancient city of the Elamite, Persian and Parthian empires of Iran.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susa
17. Shahr-e Ray: Located 12km south of Tehran, Shahr-e Ray has a history going back some seven thousand years. The city is mentioned in the Bible and its historic name, "Ragha", can be seen carved into the reliefs at Bisotun which date from 500BC.
http://www.iranvisitor.com/city-guides/rey-guide
18. Shahr-e Sukhteh is an archaeological site of a sizable Bronze Age urban settlement, associated with the Jiroft culture. It is located in Sistan and Baluchistan Province, the south-eastern part of Iran. In July 2014 it was placed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shahr-e_Sukhteh
19. Kerman is counted as one of the oldest cities and its name is derived from the Germaniol race listed by Herodotus, and its construction is attributed to Ardashir I of Sassanid Dynasty (Ardashir-e Babakan) in 3rd century CE.
http://www.iranchamber.com/cities/kerman/kerman.php
20. Kangavar: The Anahita Temple is the name of one of two archaeological sites in Iran popularly thought to have been attributed to the ancient deity Anahita. The larger and more widely known of the two is located at Kangāvar in Kermanshah Province. The other is located at Bishapur.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_of_Anahita,_Kangavar
21. Nour in Mazanderan: Some archaeological findings attributed to Parthian Kingdom of Persian Empire have been reported from this city.
http://msnselectedarticles.blogspot.ca/2013/08/blog-post_29.html
22. Gorgan: The land of First Great Defensive Wall in the World
http://iranian.com/posts/aryans-in-gorgan-the-land-of-first-great-defensive-wall-in-the-w-37350
23. Bishapur was an ancient city in Iran on the ancient road between Persis and Elam. It is located south of modern Faliyan in the Kazerun County of Pars Province, Iran.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bishapur
24. Noosh Abad (Anoosh Abad)
Acquaintance with Noosh-Abad Historical Town  http://mirasekavir.tebyan.net/post/109
25. Varamin anciently known as Varna and Varena is the capital of Varamin County, Tehran Province, Iran http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varamin

Poetical Epilogue
I asked myself to find out clearly
Where and whom I love most dearly
The answers came in right after my demand
I love my country, my beautiful homeland
And over there, I love many places and all loyal flag-wavers
I love amid friends and family, those who are the freedom fighters
From the Tomb of Cyrus or from the base of Persepolis
To Kangavar near the Temple of Anahita, the goddess of Values & Peace
From Nishapur or Quchan to the orchards of pomegranates in Saveh
From the road meanders over many steep hills to get to Ganaveh
And over there, I love many places and all loyal flag-wavers
I love amid friends and family, those who are the freedom fighters…: M. Saadat Noury, PhD

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