Izeh | The city with magnificence in history and nature
Izeh is a city in Khuzestan province and is famous for its beautiful landscape and antiquities. This historical city is a favorite destination in south of Iran due to its magnificent and beautiful natural and historical attractions. The history of Izeh dates back to Elamite era.
Kul-e-Farah is located at the end of the Izeh Plain. Kul means valley and Farah means happiness and joy. Kul-e-Farah includes 6 stone reliefs which belong to Elamite era. Based on the pictures on these stones and tombs, water channels, buildings and scouting areas which remained from the people of Elamite era, it can be said that this place has been the Temple of Narsina, one of the Elamite gods. At the right side of this valley’s entrance beside the mountain range, there are two large and irregular stones with elegant and beautiful drawings of humans and animals in modes of praying and respect, carrying the gods, sacrificing and playing the music.
Its proper selection, clever design and decoration show the innovation of its creators, which make this place a unique temple in the narrow, deep valley of Kul-e-Farah.
Eshkaft-e-Salman is located in the south of Izeh and has 4 stone reliefs from Elamite era and remains of a building of Atabakan. Eshkaft-e-Salman has the greatest cuneiform script of Elamite era. This place has been the worshiping place of Tarisha, one of Elamite gods. In addition, there is a mineral spring and a cave in the heart of a mountain. Two of the Eshkaft-e-Salman reliefs are located inside the cave and the other two exist outside of the cave. The presence of women along with men for the first time on the reliefs can be seen on the carvings in the cave.
The carvings on the cave’s wall and the magnificent inscriptions on the rocks needed modern tools and management capabilities which make this natural temple an amazing monument left from the ancient times.
Susan Plain (Lily Meadow)
Susan Plain is located 35 kilometers away from Izeh, and is filled with beautiful red poppies. Karun River passes through it and divides this field in half.
* Written by Arefeh Firouzan.
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