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The statue is called "Shir Sangi" or "Sang-e-Shir" in Persian which means "Stone Lion". This is one of the oldest monuments in Iran belonging to more than 2000 years ago. Lions were originally twins performing as a gate in ancient city of Hegmataneh. But one...More
The lion was a gate guard of the ancient city, Hegmatane. Actually, it had a brother and it must be destroyed or lost. Ancient people believed that these lions protect the city from natural disasters. Nowadays it's not completed cause rain, Snow, etc. You can...More
Although this lion is ancient and remained from Iranian's ancient times,but this is placed in the middle of a square and nothing else,you can see it in 5minutes!!!
It should have been in a museum together with other ancient sculptures to be more attractive