Tabriz overview
Modern name(s) Tabriz
Region Zagros, Elam, and Iran
Latitude 38.07299215 N suggest info
Longitude 46.30289484 E
Status Accurate location
Info Mentioned for the first time in Assyrian King Sargon II's epigraph in 714 BCE, Tabriz was the capital of several rulers starting with Atropates and his dynasty.

A recent excavation at site of the Iron Age museum in the northeastern part of the Blue Mosque connected the history of civilization in the city to the first millennium BCE. It is more likely that the city was destroyed several times either by natural disasters or by invaders.

The Cambridge History of Iran claims that current Tabriz was founded at the time of the early Sassanids in the 3rd or 4th century CE or, more probably, in the 7th century CE.
published 2001
According to a cultural expert with the provincial Cultural Heritage Office in East Azarbaijan Province, Saed Hodaei, the recent archaeological excavations around the Kaboud Mosque (Blue Mosque) in Tabriz indicate that the city is 1,000 years older than what experts so far believed.

Hodaei further said that before these archaeological excavations, which were conducted in September, experts believed that the city dated back to the first millennium BCE.
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38.072992, 46.302895 === 38.072992 N, 46.302895 E === 38° 4' 22.8" N, 46° 18' 10.4" E
CAIS - Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies
The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies (CAIS) is an independent non-profit educational program, with no affiliation to any political or religious group, dedicated to the research, protection, and preservation of the pre-Islamic Iranian civilization.
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Database ID 6459, created 7 Apr 2012, 18:19, Last changed 9 Aug 2012, 23:25