Spatial organization of Sasanian Bishapur city

Document Type : Research Article



Bishapur, a town in Fars, in the Sasanian period the administrative center of one of the five districts in the province of Fārs that was built by Shapour.
This essay tries to introduce and describe Spatial organization of Bishapur based on archeological founds. Main feature of this city has uncovered by A.-A. Sarfarāz in intermittent seasons between 1968 and 1978 he discovered and restored a temple devoted to Anāhīd and found part of the original northern city wall, where the river imposed an irregular boundary on the otherwise rectangular city plan.
Spatial organization of city has four factors: territory, semi-independent wholes, structural elements and center (nucleus). These four factors has been studied in this city after review of concept of city in ancient Iran.