Eiffel Tower on Kish Island

Kish Island has been mentioned in history variously as Kamtina, Arakia , Arakata, and Ghiss. Kish Island’s strategic geographic location served as a way-station and link for the ancient Assyrian and Elamite civilizations when their primitive sailboats navigated from Susa through the Karun River into the Persian Gulf along the southern coastline, passing Kish, Qeshm, and Hormoz islands.