Characters of sacred landscapes, Case study: Seydan



Iran with 2500 years ancient culture has been the witness of many changes during the history.The natural context of these habitats has been the victim of some changes during the years, which have roots in people beliefs in each period. But the point which we understand by studding the context of different cultures in Iran is, despite the changes in dominions and religions along the history Iran has a long history in sanctify natural elements which in some points as result of this sacredness many special species, watersheds, landscapes has been protected and it is still valuable to natives .this landscapes are highly valuable in ecological prospects and various in physical features, they still keep their physical elements and original shape and they have a great role in maintain landscape mosaic. One of these landscapes is Seydan, a Marvdasht region in Fars province which is very rich in all of spoken aspects. From another side the remainders of ancient Achaemanian culture like fire altar and some parts of a palace from that period of time made this aria into special landscape with many sentimental and sacred characteristic down the ages.The methods of this study are research in sacred meanings in conjunction with natural landscape; regenerate it in historical documents, chasing it in taboos with interviewing the natives. Physical and natural characteristics had been studied at the same time with satellite processed data and aerial photos. As result of these two processes is a holistic view which causes finding the connections and conjunction of cultural and natural contexts.