Castle of Aamaj

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Castle of Aamaj
قلعه آماج كوخرد
Kukherd-Amaj-Castle.jpg
General information
Type fortress
Location Kukherd, Iran
Coordinates 33°29′02″N 48°21′12″E / 33.483787°N 48.353426°E / 33.483787; 48.353426Coordinates: 33°29′02″N 48°21′12″E / 33.483787°N 48.353426°E / 33.483787; 48.353426
Construction started 226
Completed 651

The Castle of Aamaj (from Arabic: قلعة آماج‎, (Persian: قلعه آماج‎), Aamaj castle is one of the most remarkable examples for fortified structures surrounded by trench in Kukherd District, Hormozgan Province in south Iran.

Location

Aamaj castle was a squared fortified structure situated 1000 away from Kukherd city and located on an average hill above the palm oasis at southern west of Kukherd city, which added remarkably to its altitude and height. The total length of its interface from the south is about 111 metres, while its southern interface extends over 98.5 metres. The structure was also near to the monuments of ancient bath of Siba.

History

The history of Aamaj castle goes back to the Sassanid era (226–651 BC). It was the center of government of that area as well as it acted as fortified military base for some time and was surrounded by a huge trench for protection. A trench was an ancient defensive strategic feature utilized to defend the cities, castles and the forts in Persia before Islamic era.

The Castle of Aamaj was maintained until 1163-1192. But unfortunately was destroyed by an Earthquake in Kukherd city and then by the flood in 1367 which destroyed the rest of the castle remainings.

References[edit]

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