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THE CITY OF SUSA
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December 12, 2015July 31, 2017

THE CITY OF SUSA

The modern day city of Shush in the Khuzestan province is where lies, what used to be, one of the most important cities of the ancient Near East, the city of Susa. It sits in the lower Zagros Mountains, between Dez and Karkheh rivers and 250 kilometers east of the great Tigris River. The city...

SHEIKH SAFI AL-DIN
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December 10, 2015June 7, 2017

SHEIKH SAFI AL-DIN

Drifting through the rich mystical land of Iran, the Sufi spiritual tradition of the Safavid Dynasty still flows strongly in the Sheikh Safi al-Din Khanegah and Shrine Ensemble complex. Founded, in northwestern Iran, early 14th century and finished late 18th century this sacred spiritual den was built as a microcosmic city; with a mosque, school,...

GONBAD-E QABUS TOWER
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December 8, 2015June 7, 2017

GONBAD-E QABUS TOWER

Dominating all of its surrounding landscape near the ancient city of Gorgan, the 1000 year old Gonbad-e Qabus Tower stands tall; magnificently representing the Ziyarid Dynasty’s timeworn civilization. Also known as Gonbad-e Kavus, this 53 meter tall tower, made of entirely of fired brick, is the tomb of, ibn Voshmgir, the Ziyarid ruler and writer...

PERSEPOLIS
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December 6, 2015June 2, 2017

PERSEPOLIS

The Legendary Age-old City of Persepolis The might metropolis of Persepolis, an enormous archive of Persian texts, bas-relief carvings, palaces, halls and tombs of the ancient empire’s royalty, is the legendary ceremonial capital of the great Achaemenid Empire. It is among the world’s greatest archaeological site of no equivalence. Carved on the southern face of...

THE ARMENIAN MONASTIC ENSEMBLES
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November 27, 2015January 19, 2017

THE ARMENIAN MONASTIC ENSEMBLES

Dating all the way back to the 7th century, located in the most northern corner of Iran near the border of Armenia, stand three of the oldest and most historic monasteries of the Armenian Christian faith: St. Thaddeus, St. Stepanos and the Chapel of Dzordzor. These historic marvels of traditional Armenian art and architecture are...

MEYMAND VILLAGE
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November 26, 2015July 23, 2017

MEYMAND VILLAGE

One of the seldom remaining corners of the world that is still the home to semi-nomadic people, the ancient village of Meymand is a relatively self-contained habitat in the valley of Iran’s central mountains, in the province of Kerman. Truly a place of wonder, the villagers have a very unique and interesting lifestyle that changes...

THE CITY OF BAM
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November 24, 2015January 19, 2017

THE CITY OF BAM

South-east of Iran at 1060 meters above sea level, between the Lut Desert and the Jebal Barez Mountains, rests the ancient city of Bam. What is now a mostly modern city in the province of Kerman, used to be a key trade hub of the Silk Road. It was the connection between Central Asia, the...

THE BISOTUN INSCRIPTION
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November 17, 2015June 7, 2017

THE BISOTUN INSCRIPTION

Standing high in the mountains, along the ancient Persian-Mesopotamian trade route, is the epic story of the battles of Darius the Great (Darius I). Carved 100 meters high on a limestone cliff, this giant 15 by 25 meter bas-relief depicts Darius the Great accompanied by two of his royal guards; triumphing over and stepping on...

GOLESTAN PALACE
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November 14, 2015September 18, 2017

GOLESTAN PALACE

The grandest most spectacular masterpiece of the Qajar era, the Golestan Palace (Palace of Flowers), is the oldest historical monument in the city of Tehran. Originally built during the reign of Shah Tahmasp I (circa 1550), it was later renovated during the Qajar period. As Tehran was chosen as the capital of Iran, this lustrous...

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