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Malek Bahman Castle is a structure, which belonged to the Paduspanid (655–1598) rulers of Mazandaran. Paduspanids were of Sassanid (226-651 CE) decent and ruled Tabaristan (modern day Mazandaran, Gilan, Golestan, and the northern part of Semnan) for nearly 1,000 years. They are considered the longest dynasty in Iranian history and the longest dynasty in the world after the imperial Sun Line of Japan.
The castle is built of small and larger stone slates with a mortar of clay, quicklime and plaster. The ruins of a Fire Temple are located 2,000 away from the castle. The castle was conquered upon the order of the Safavid ruler Shah Abbas I (1571-1629).