Rayen Castle

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Rayen Castle (Persian: ارگ راين‎‎ Arg-e Rāyen) is an adobe castle in Kerman province, Iran. The medieval mudbrick city of Rayen is similar to the Arg-e Bam city which was destroyed in an earthquake in December 2003. Rayen displays all the architectural elements of a deserted citadel. It is extremely well preserved, despite numerous natural disasters that have destroyed similar structures nearby, and it is one of the most interesting sites in Iran.[citation needed]

Rayen Castle was inhabited until 150 years ago and, although believed to be at least 1,000 years old, may have foundations from the pre-Islamic Sassanid era.[1]


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Coordinates: 29°35′35″N 57°26′17″E / 29.5931°N 57.4381°E / 29.5931; 57.4381