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Kerman Arg-i Bam- Citadel of Bam

Kerman Arg-i Bam- Citadel of Bam

The Arg-i Bam (Citadel of Bam), established in the Sasanian period, is situated atop an artificial hill in the northwest quadrant of the old city of Bam. This artificial hill, originally created from debris, elevates the citadel approximately 5 meters above the surrounding urban fabric. The citadel complex occupies an area 315 meters wide along the east-west axis by 270 meters long along the north-south axis. Bounded on the north by the river, by steep cliffs to the east, and by gardens and residential neighborhoods to the north, northwest and south, the Arg-i Bam was optimized for both self-sufficiency and protection.

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