Talk:Gonbad-e Kavus

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Gonbad-e Kavus was NOT ancient Jorjan or Hyrcania[edit]

The first sentence "Gonbad-e Kāvus[2] (Persian: گنبد کاووس‎) is the city known historically as Gorgan/Hyrcania" is not correct. The ancient Jorjan was destroyed by the mongols and never came back. Its location was not far away but not on the site of present Gonbad-e Kavus. Hyrcania was not a city but the name of a region. The tower of Qabus was built outside his then capital, the ancient Jorjan. The tower remained as only memory of the former city. I am not aware of any continued town fter Mongol destruction. Around the tower formed later a Torkoman market settlement which was made into a town only by Reza Shah from the 1920s on.--Kipala (talk) 13:59, 28 February 2015 (UTC)