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The Arg-é Bam (ارگ بم) Before being destroyed by an earthquake

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The Arg-é Bam (ارگ بم)

On December 26, 2003, the Citadel was almost completely destroyed by an earthquake ...é_Bam

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Imagini apropiate de Iran


A: Arg-e Bam

de Mani Jahanshahi, la distanta de 190 metri

Arg-e Bam

B: Arg-e Bam

de Mani Jahanshahi, la distanta de 300 metri

Arg-e Bam

C: Arg-e-Bam

de ParsYad, la distanta de 410 metri

Bam is situated in a desert environment on the southern edge of the Iranian high plateau. The origins...


D: Jiroft

de ParsYad, la 93.5 km distanta

Jiroft: The earliest oriental civilization


E: Prince Garden, Kerman 01

de Sahneh, la 145.9 km distanta

Prince Garden, Kerman 01

F: Prince Garden, Kerman 02

de Sahneh, la 145.9 km distanta

Prince Garden, Kerman 02

G: Prince Garden, Kerman 03

de Sahneh, la 145.9 km distanta

Prince Garden, Kerman 03

H: Shazde Mahan Garden Kerman Iran

de omid jafarnezhad, la 145.9 km distanta

Princess Garden A beautiful garden is a traditional Iran. This garden is located in the City and moun...

Shazde Mahan Garden Kerman Iran

I: Prince Garden, Kerman 05

de Sahneh, la 145.9 km distanta

Prince Garden, Kerman 05

J: Prince Garden, Kerman 06

de Sahneh, la 145.9 km distanta

Prince Garden, Kerman 06

Aceasta panorama a fost facuta in Iran

Aceasta este un ansamblu a 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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