Photos from Iran

Iran is home to one of the world's oldest continuous major civilizations. The Achaemenid Empire was one of the most powerful Empires that existed throughout its rich history, and one of the most impressive heritage from this ancient time is the ruined city of Persepolis. The visitor will also enjoy the many architectural jewels (mosques, mausoleums and palaces) dating back to the Sassanid and the Safavid dynasties, like the beautiful Shah Mosque in Isfahan or the citadel of Arg-é Bam.

See also more photos from 2005 : the North of Iran



Arg-é-Bam : the citadel (Bam, Eastern Iran),
unfortunately destroyed by the earthquake in Dec. 2003


shiraz iran

Mausoleum in Shiraz


isfahan imam shah mosque

Isfahan : Shah Mosque or Masjed-e Shah or Imam Mosque
(see more photos by night here, cliquez ici pour d'autres photos de nuit)


isfahan meidan khomeini

Isfahan : Meidan Khomeini


Kandovan Iran

The village of Kandovan


armenian Vank Cathedral isfahan

Armenian Vank Cathedral in Isfahan



Persepolis (1)



Persepolis (2)


bazar isfahan

Bazar in Isfahan


masuleh iran

Masuleh (village in the north of Iran)


See also more photos from 2005 : the North of Iran


Iran was part of the 2000-2001 trip

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