Sites & cities that bear the name of Nahavand


Today in : Iran (Islamic Republic of)
First trace of activity : ca. 5,000 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : Tepe Giyan, Nahawand, Nahaavand, Nehavand, Nihavand, Laodicea, Ladhiqiyya, Laodiceia, Laodikeia, Laodicea in Media, Laodicea in Persis, Antiochia in Persis, Antiochia of Chosroes, Antiochia in Media), Nemavand, Niphaunda

Description : Nahavand (Persian: نهاوند‎, also Romanized as Nahāvand and Nehāvend) is a city and capital of Nahavand County, Hamadan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 72,218, in 19,419 families. It is located south of Hamadan, east of Malayer and northwest of Borujerd. Occupied since prehistoric times, Nahavand was bestowed upon the House of Karen in the Sasanian period. During the Arab conquest of Iran, it was the site of the famous Battle of Nahavand. Excavations conducted in 1931/2 at Tepe Giyan by Georges Contenau and Roman Ghirshman led to the conclusion that Nahavand and its environs have been inhabited since prehistoric times. It showed that the site of Tepe Giyan, which lies c. 10 kilometers southeast of Nahavand, was occupied from at least 5,000 BC to c. 1,000 BC.

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