عنوان مقاله [English]
In the cultural history of several past civilizations, caravanserais have played a decisive role in economic, social, cultural, political and defense-security history. Thus, caravanserais not only served as a resting place and refuge for travelers, merchants and caravans, but also played an important role in the economy and trade and the distribution of products and incomes in various regions. They also served as temporary residences for people from different lands and ethnicities, and thus a place for cultural interactions and the exchange of ideas and customs between them. In addition, they were places for disseminating and exchanging political and economic news between different regions of a country.
The present article examines the existing records of a cultural heritage left over from the Safavid era, namely the Caravanserai of Nodoshan Rabbit Castle. For this purpose, by studying documents, and using a descriptive-analytical approach, research questions are examined in three areas: history and historical documents of the caravanserai, how and why the castle building was destroyed, and the spatial assignment of the castle building. The main message of this article emphasizes the need to pay attention to the restoration and revival of this work by giving it a new use so that it can better and more effectively recognize the precious heritage of our past history to the present and future generation.