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Tag: Persepolis

Pasargadae

Pasargadae

The village of Pasargadae, lying south of the Abarkuh Desert, stands on a lonely, windswept plain surrounded by arid mountains. The sole reason to journey out to this remote town is to visit the ancient monuments from which it takes its name. Marked by an austere beauty, these ruins of empire will enthral historians and […]

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Eram Garden

Eram Garden

It was created by a chief of the Qashqai clan around 1823, with a house later rebuilt by Hali Mohammed Hasan Mi’mar with reception rooms, an orangery, stables, and pavilion. Both garden and buildings were confiscated in 1953 and given to the late shah for his private use; this was when the original mud-brick enclosing […]

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Persepolis

Persepolis

So, if you go to Iran, make sure you pay a visit to the magnificent Persepolis and Necropolis! Though evidence of prehistoric settlement at Persepolis has been discovered, inscriptions indicate that construction of the city began under Darius I the Great(reigned 522–486 BC). As a member of a new branch of the royal house, Darius made […]

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Persian Carpet

Persian Carpet

The art of carpet weaving in Iran originated more than 2,500 years ago. Persian carpets and rugs were initially woven as articles of necessity to cover the floors of nomadic tribesmen, giving them protection from the cold and damp. The natural progression of the skill and craft involved in the creation of these works of […]

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Persian Architecture

Persian Architecture

The Persian Empire was vast, and one of the lasting legacies of the empire, aside from their fierce battles and dominance in the known world, was their influence on architecture and art as a whole. Architecture in Greater Iran has a continuous history from at least 5000BCE to the present, with characteristic examples distributed over […]

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