Hamadan

Shir Sangi (Stony Lion), Hamadan

 

This statue is located in the park and square of Sang Shir. There are various theories as to the history of this statue. There could be a possibility that the same is from the Parthian period.

 

 

Others suggest that this could be a relic of Medes times till the Parthian era. Yet another version holds good, that Alexander issued orders that this statue be sculptured in honor of the memory of one of his commanders. This statue is held in great respect by the people.

 

 

 

 

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