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Region Fars Province
Type Settlement
Founded Very shortly after the decline of Persepolis (second half of the 4th century BC)
Periods Classical antiquity to Late Middle Ages

Istakhr (Middle Persian: Stakhr, Persian: اصطخر Estakhr) was an ancient city in Fars province, five kilometres (three miles) north of Persepolis in southwestern Iran.

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