This archaeological site known as Shahar Yeri is located 65 Km from Ardabil and 31 Kilometers in east of Meshkin-shahr next to Qarasu river.
The area of this historic region is 400 hectares is constituted of three parts namely military fortress, temple and Qosha tappeh. The fortress and temple dates back to 1450 BC and Qvsha hill dates back to 7 thousand years BC. The most important part of this place is its temple with more than 300 standing stones with figures of human with the face (no mouth, except one of them), a hand and sword, the height of these stones are ranging between 35 cm to 250 cm. Some belives this place was built in the purpuse of an astronomical reasons.
In west of these stones, if you walk down about 200 meters, there is a cave which has been named Qara Kubhal by local people, it is belived this cave had a spring and people before visiting this temple needed to clean and wash themselves.
Shahar Yeri is the most vast historical area of Ardabil province and it is one of the most important ancient site in the Northwest of Iran. This place was registered in the list of national monuments of Iran with the number of 6162.