Istakhr


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Istakhr

(ĭstä`kər), old town, S Iran. Built largely from the ruins of ancient Persepolis, 3 mi (4.8 km) away, it was a capital of the Sassanid dynasty. Istakhr stubbornly resisted (640–49) the Arabs but soon afterward lost its importance to Shiraz. The name also appears as Stakhr.
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Ibn Ja'far al-'Abbadani, resident of Istakhr (Dhahabi, Ma'rifa, No.
Al-Mubarrad preserves a report that, after razing the town of Istakhr (in Fars) because its people informed on him to al-Muhallab, Qatari's Azariqa wanted to visit the same fate on the town of Fasa, but that a certain Azad Mardu b.
Chapter 8 treats the Sasanian reliefs at nearby Naqsh-e Rajab, and chapter 9 moves quickly over the vast, but largely unexplored, site of Istakhr, about 7 km to the north of Persepolis.