National Geographic : 1946 Mar
Oriental Institute "Solomon's Throne," a Deserted Fortress, Occupies a Conical Hilltop Encircledwith aCrumbling Wall At Takht-i -Sulaiman, as maps call it, a local tradition says that Solomon entertained the Queen of Sheba. Here Marc Antony lost 70,000 men totheParthians. At this abode of the ancient Iranian gods, the Zoroastrians kept their sacred fire. Their temple ruins remain. The lake, small but deep, isfedbyasubterranean reservoir. Farmers channel off its water (note ditch). Its calcium deposits built the hill.