Hamadan Stone Lion
By Mr.Ashayeri (JSI2339)
The stone lion of Hamada is a historical monument in Hamadan, Iran.
The stone lion – one part of the ‘Lions’ Gate’ – sits on a hill where a Parthian-era cemetery is said to have been located.
When first built, this statue had a twin counterpart for which they both constituted the old gate of the city. During the Islamic conquest of Persia, the victorious Arabs referred to the gate as bâb ul-asad
Stone Lion or Shir-e Sangi of Hamadan
The gates were demolished in 931AD as the Deylamids took over the city.