Pre-Parsian style

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The "Pre-Parsian style" (New Persian:شیوه معماری پیش از پارسی) is a sub-style of architecture (or "zeer-sabk") when categorizing the history of Persian/Iranian architectural development.

This style of architecture flourished in the Iranian Plateau until the eighth century B.C.E. during the era of the Median Empire. It is often classified as a subcategory of Parsian Architecture.[1]

The oldest remains of the architectural landmarks in this style are the Teppe Zagheh, near Qazvin. Other extant examples of this style are Chogha zanbil, Sialk, Shahr-i Sokhta, and Ecbatana.

Elamite and proto-Elamite buildings among others, are covered within this stylistic subcategory as well.

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  1. ^ Sabk Shenasi Mi'mari Irani (Study of styles in Iranian architecture), M. Karim Pirnia. 2005. ISBN 964-96113-2-0 pp.40-51

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