Fire Temple Timeline

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  • c. 550 BCE - 330 BCE
    Fire temples first appear, according to Greek sources, during the Achaemenid Empire.
  • 247 BCE - 224 CE
    Fire temples are developed further during the Parthian Empire.
  • 224 CE - 651 CE
    Fire temples reach their height of development during the Sassanian Empire.
  • c. 651 CE - c. 700 CE
    Fire temples are destroyed by invading Muslim Arabs; those not destroyed are converted to mosques.
  • c. 700 CE - c. 800 CE
    Zoroastrian adherents (Parsees) flee to India and revive the faith and the fire temple.