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Hegmataneh Hill

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Catch a glimpse of Ecbatana.

The successive sackings have spared few from the once glorious city Ecbatana. Nevertheless... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
Brasschaat, Belgium
Ancient discovery

Actually, Hegmataneh means place of aggregation, it was the first capital of Aryans, Herodotus... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
Tehran, Iran
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Ekbatan Square | City Centre, Hamadan 65156, Iran
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

The successive sackings have spared few from the once glorious city Ecbatana. Nevertheless excavations on hegmataneh hill shows a glimpse of this great city.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank wimAntwerp
Reviewed 20 September 2018

I was so excited to visit this place so I was the first person in the morning there before they open the gates, Its a very nice place with the cool museum with all those amazing stuff in it, go for this place without hesitation.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mrqeshm
Reviewed 11 September 2018

The ruins of Hegmataneh are actually remains of the culture and civilization of the first people aka primitives. There you can see the walls of their houses deep down, they are small and short. Also there is an old church dating back to 100 years...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank kim s
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

We visited Hamedan in the middle of August and it was warm. You will walk through the ancient city and remember to say yes the bicycle runner for a ride. If you like history like us you will love here.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Maryam P
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Actually, Hegmataneh means place of aggregation, it was the first capital of Aryans, Herodotus named it seven Castle because it had seven colourful walls. The first ancient Aryans kingdom, Median was here. History tells us it was built by Deioces, the first king. Unfortunately, governments...More

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank mehrdady2018
Reviewed 13 June 2018

I knew the name of Ecbatana at the my middle school's time, when I learned essential notions about the civilizations of the Near East, including the Medes and the Persians. About the city I had nothing else in mind but the name; however, enough to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Brun066
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

20 Toman for a field full of stones and a church. Anyone to ask for information. No inscription and information. It was a real disappointment.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Friedrich L
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

You will like this place if you are a fan of ancient history and art.Hegmataneh was the capital of iran in a period of ancient times. Unfortunately this place didn't excavated much,but the part which is excavated is really amazing,also have a museum full of...More

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank shimmmaaa
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Frankly you shouldnt expect this place like persepolis or acropolis because there is nothing left actually, at the front door mentioned 2 churches but you are allowed to visit one of them. It seems the other one using for official purpose ( im not sure)

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Reza1976
Reviewed 4 September 2017

You have to go there for what it is - Hamedan's historic Median and Achaemenid city site. Only a small part has been excavated. A section, measuring perhaps 50m x 50m is uncovered for visitors to see. Thick walls, abobe brick, fireplaces, etc. There is...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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