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The Persian Qanat

A Qanat which literally means ‘channel’ in Persian is an underground tunnel that directs fresh water from a source in the mountains to an opening at a lower altitude for the purpose of irrigation. The Qanat is an ingenious and sustainable way to easily provide a reliable supply of water to all societies living in [...]
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Statue and Cave of Shapur I

In the beautiful Zagros mountains, located in the southern region of Iran about 6 km from the ancient city of Bishapur, you will find one of the numerous mesmerizing pieces of history in Iran. A 7-meter colossal statue of Shapur I, the second ruler of the legendary Sasanid Empire (224-651 AD). The Sasanid Empire was [...]
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The Persian Garden

On the UNESCO World Heritage site, under the name of Iran, you will find The Persian Garden. This rare listing on the world heritage actually consists of 14 different gardens. Nine of which are located within the borders of Iran today and six are in locations around the world that used to be part of [...]
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Tabriz Bazaar

Tabriz Historic Bazaar which is considered the largest covered bazaar in the world and the oldest bazaar of the Middle East is located in the center of Tabriz city in northwestern Iran. Tabriz bazaar was one of the most important commercial centers on the silk road. Tabriz Historic Bazaar was already flourishing in the 13th [...]
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Tchogha Zanbil

Less than 50 km west of the city of Shushtar, lies the ancient ziggurat of Tchogha Zanbil. This historical magnificence was founded in 1250 B.C. during the Elamite era in ancient Persia. Ziggurats were built for religious purposes. The building was made on an area of more than 22,000 m2 and each floor was built [...]
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Gonbad-e Qabus

In Golestan province, near the ancient Ziyarid capital, Jorjan (Gorgan), the 53-meter high Gonbad-e Qabus tower can be seen. Jorjan was the center of art and science that the Mongols destroyed during their invasion in the 14th and 15th centuries. People of Jorjan built the highest brick tower in 1006 AD. They built this remarkable tower of unglazed fired bricks [...]
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Shushtar Historical Hydraulic Systems

Shushtar Historical Hydraulic Systems, a unique technique of ancient times which was developed to pave the roads of occupation in a semi-desert land. Dating back to the 5th century BC, the system was built imaginatively by the famous Achaemenid king of old Persia, Darius the Great. Due to an amazing human interaction with the environment, [...]
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Shahre Sukhte, The Burnt City

This mysterious outstanding UNESCO site is located 56 km of Zabol road to Zahedan in Sistan and Baluchistan province. This vast archaeological site is made of mud-bricks in the Bronze age. Covering 151 hectares, Shahre Sukhte was one of the largest cities at the time. It dates back to the Bronze Age inhabited from 3200 [...]
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Pasargadae

Pasargadae is a monumental world heritage and an ancient remainder of Old Persia that bears a collection of ingenuity, technology and history. This magnificent city, which was established by Cyrus the Great (600 – 530 BC), was accepted as a World Heritage site in UNESCO conference by one hundred percent consensus votes. The first capital [...]
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