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Persepolis (Takht-e Jamshid)


The Ancient glories of the Persian empire reached their peak at Persepolis, the showpiece city and monilithic bas reliefs all around the city of Persepolis, The Persepolis Or Parse was one of the ancient capitals of Persia, Persepolis, was established by Darius I in the late 6th century BC. Its ruins lie 56km north-east of the city of Shiraz, in an small town called Marvdasht, where the dry climate has helped to preserve much of the Persepolis architecture. Darius transferred the capital of the Achaemenian dynasty to Persepolis from Pasargadae, where Cyrus the Great, founder of the Persian Empire, had ruled.



# 2 Jameh Abassi (Royal) Mosque inside Naghsh-e Jahan Sq in Esfahan

The Imam Mosque in Esfahan also known as the Jameh Abbasi Mosque, The Royal and Or Masjed-e Shah in Isfahan and in the southern side of the Naghsh-e Jahan Square, The Imam Mosque is one of the most beautiful Mosque in the world and is also one of the most see Esfahan Tourist Attractions, The Imam Mosque was the crowning architectural achievement of Shah Abbas I the Great who built it to complete the magnificent central square of Isfahan. The Imam mosque is celebrated for the magnificence of its haft rang tilework and staggers the visitor with its opulence and inventiveness.


The Ancient Jameh Mosque in Esfahan

The Ancient Jameh Mosque of Esfahan is a veritable museum of Islamic architechture and still a working mosque. Within a couple of hours you can see and compare the 800 years of Islamic design. with each example near to the pinnacle of its age. The range of what to visit inside the Jameh Mosque of Isfahan is quite stunning; from the geometric elegance of the seljuks time, through to the mongol period and on to the refinements of the more baroque Safavid style. At more than 20,000sq metes, the Jameh Mosque of Isfahan it is not only an Esfahan Tourist Attractions But, the biggest mosque in Iran.

he Magnificent Imam Square (Naghsh-e Jahan Sq) of Esfahan

The Naghsh-e Jahan Square( Imam Sq) Built by Shah Abbas I the Great at the beginning of the 16th century, and bordered on all sides by monumental buildings linked by a series of two-storeyed arcades, The Naghsh-e Jahan Sq is one of the most famous Esfahan Tourist Attractions the Imam Sq measures 160 meters wide by 508 meters long (an area of 89,600 m2). The Nasghsh-e Jahan square is surrounded by buildings from the Safavid era. The Shah Mosque is situated on the south side of this square. On the west side is the Ali Qapu Palace. Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque is situated on the eastern side of this square and at the northern side Qeysariye gate opens into the Isfahan Grand Bazaar.



The Rock tombs of Naghsh-e Rostam are magnificent hewnout of a cliff high above the ground. this ancient necropolis that is a collections of Achaemenid Tombs located next to the nearby Persepolis, and also lies a few hundred meters from Naqsh-e Rajab. The oldest relief at Naqsh-e Rustam dates to 1000 BC. Though it is severely damaged, it depicts a faint image of a man with unusual head-gear and is thought to be Elamite in origin. The depiction is part of a larger mural, most of which was removed at the command of Bahram II. The man with the unusual cap gives the site its name, Naqsh-e Rostam, “Picture of Rostam”, because the relief was locally believed to be a depiction of the mythical hero Rostam


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