Situated in Ardabil province in northwestern Iran, near Meshginshahr, this unique site is known as Shahr-e Yeri (Shahar Yeri), one of the earliest inhabitants in the country. The site embraces an Iron-Age fortress, three prehistorical temples and tens of carved stones on which mouthless faces are depicted. Some layers of the site could be as old as 8000 years. When I visited the site, I was thinking about what the night sky looked like to the residents of the city. Did they tell stories by seeing the glorious night sky, which was definitely darker and more glorious than it is now.



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