Tepe Sialk

one of the most important prehistoric excavations in Iran

Near the road that connects Kashan to Fin, near Dizicheh village, about four kilometers south of Kashan, Isfahan province, Iran
Visiting time:
Spring and summer from 9 to 18:30, fall and winter from 9 to 16:30
Weekly holiday:
Does not have
Annual holidays:
Official holidays such as the Tasua and Ashura and the martyrdom day of Hazrat Ali and etc
Entrance fee(Iranian):
Intrance fee(Foreigners):
About: Tepe Sialk

“About five thousand years BC, the cavemen of Iranian Plateau moved to the plains due to the changes in climate and farms and grasses. Consequently, more developments were seen in their civilization. The oldest plain living people were people of Sialk near Kashan whose living signs are found there.” The ancient Sialk Square is located in Fin Area in Kashan and dates back to seven thousand years ago.
The ancient area of Sialk is in the south western side of Kashan and on the right hand of Kashan-Fin Road and is comprised of two northern and southern Tepes (hills), 600 meters from each other and two graveyards.
Tepe Sialk has been, in fact, the ziggurat and the shrine of ancient people that was made of bole. This historical complex was not discovered before 1310 and was known among people of Kashan as the Damned City.
Having transferred a number of monuments to the Museum of Louvre in France, the experts of this museum found out about the antiquity of them and Roman Ghirshman was sent to Iran. With the cooperation of the French man, Andrea Godard who was the manager of the national museum in Iran, he managed to continue doing research on the field.
Sialk is one of the historical places after the civilization of Jiroft in Kerman in Iranian Plateau. Written documents from the era before Archaemenia have been found in it but the calligraphy that had been created from the beginning of Ilam and was known as Elamite Beam Caligraphy was destroyed by the desertation of this commercial base.
The civilization of Tepe Sialk people was defeated by the Aryan Civilization and their monuments have been found in different layers of excavation such as high piped plates with drawings of horses, sun, metal weaponry, swords and long spears.
Sialk Art is highly decorative and is the art brought by Aryans.

General Specifications
Tepe Sialk
More than 8 thousand years
Best time to visit
Eveningormorning before it gets too hot.
Duration of visit
About an hour
Necessary equipment
Drinking water
Nearest tourist attractions
Fin Garden of Kashan
Special Offer
Having a local tour guide who has knowledge of the place is definately recommended.
Perfect activity for a rainy day?
Access route
Near the road that connects Kashan to Fin, near Dizicheh village, about four kilometers south of Kashan, Isfahan province, Iran
How to access
Car or taxi
Access to public transportation
Access for the disabled with wheelchair
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