Yasuj is the capital of Kohgiluyeh and Boyerahmad Province in the middle of Zagros mountains in southwestern Iran. It’s an industrial city and its people speak Luri language.
The area of Yasuj has been settled since as early as the Bronze Age. Findings include the Martyrs Hills (dating from the 3rd millennium BC), the Khosravi Hill from the Achaemenian period, the ancient site of Gerd, the Pataveh bridge, and the Pay-e Chol cemetery. Yasuj is the place where Alexander III of Macedon and his Macedonian forces stormed the Persian Gates (Darvazeh-ye Fars), and found a way into the Persian heartland (331 BC).
The Yasuj Museum, which opened in 2002, displays coins, statues, pottery, and bronze vessels recovered from surrounding archaeological sites. Yasuj was called Tal-e Khosrow (Khosrow Hill) in the last century.