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My city Khansar

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Bilder in der Nähe von Iran

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A: grape garden & mother

von smeqhdad hosseini, 46.8 entfernt

The first grapes harvested in this year in my father farm.this farm is in my village near Khomein nam...

grape garden & mother

B: Fereydonshahr Isfahan

von Fariborz Alagheband, 49.1 entfernt

A good trip with my close friends Alireza hossein zadeh, Hamid reza Hossein zadeh & Ahmad Reyhan

Fereydonshahr Isfahan

C: The House of Khomeini

von omid jafarnezhad, 51.7 entfernt

خانه ای که امام خمینی دوران کودکی خود را در آن سپری کرده در شهر خمین 60 کیلیومتری اراک قرار دارد

The House of Khomeini

D: Imam Khomeini House khomein

von omid jafarnezhad, 51.7 entfernt

Imam Khomeini House khomein

F: The Zayandeh Rud Dam

von Ramin Dehdashti, 62.3 entfernt

Chadegan Reservoir on the Zayandeh River river is the largest in the Province of Isfahan. It was form...

The Zayandeh Rud Dam

H: Dasht Lale vajegon Koohrang Iran

von omid jafarnezhad, 76.0 entfernt

دشت لاله های واژگون در استان چهار محال بختیاری بزرگترین دشت لاله ای بود که دیدم در تاریخ 8 اردیبهشت 1...

Dasht Lale vajegon Koohrang Iran

I: leila world

von leila nazari, 76.2 entfernt

دشت لاله های واژگون - اردیبهشت 91

leila world

J: Zayande Rod - savaad jan village

von omid jafarnezhad, 90.1 entfernt

Zayande Rod - savaad jan  village

Das Panorama wurde in Iran aufgenommen

Dies ist ein Überblick von Iran

The Islamic Republic of Iran has been occupied since 4000BCE, making Iran home to the world's oldest continuous civilization.

It is located in central Eurasia on two ancient trade routes. One runs North-South and connects the Caspian Sea to the Persian Gulf, the other one goes East-West between China, India, Europe and Africa.

There's a city called Isfahan at the intersection of these two routes, which at one time was the wealthiest city in the world. Isfahan was twice the capital of the Persian Empire, during the Median and then Safavid Dynasties.

Interesting artifacts from pre-Islamic Persia include the cylinder of Cyrus the Great, which is the world's first written declaration of human rights. The hanging gardens of Babylon (one of the seven wonders of the ancient world) and the Code of Hammurabi (a set of rules which outlast the King) are also on the list.

The Persian Empire was so magnificent that returning Crusaders carried tales of its splendor and helped spark the Renaissance in Europe! Influence of the Zoroastrian teachings of equality also inspired Greek philosophers such as Aristotle and Socrates.

The Persian Empire was conquered by Muslim Arabs around 650CE during the Sassanid Dynasty. Initially the Zoroastrian, Christian and Jewish faiths were tolerated but by 1000CE most Persians had accepted Islam.

In the sixteenth century Shi'a Islam was declared in Isfahan to be the national religion of Persia and the second golden age began. From 1500 to 1720 the Safavid Dynasty built the greatest Iranian empire since before the Islamic conquest of Persia.

Because of its strategic location and oil resources, World War I found Persia in the middle of conflicts between the Ottoman Empire, Russia and the British Empire-via-India. Persia became Iran as of 1935 and was ruled by the Shah, a Persian term for "monarch."

In the Islamic Revolution of 1979 Iran re-established a theocratic government under the Ayatollah Khomeini.

Today the capital of Iran is the city of Tehran, and Iran is known as the world's center of Shi'a Islam.

Text by Steve Smith.

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