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Country : Iran

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Photos marked as were added from 23 May 2020.


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Iran
Shiraz
Naranjastan Garden
 A spectacular mirrored ceiling.
2010
Iran
Shiraz
Naranjastan Garden
Decorations in the mirrored hall.
2010
Iran
Shiraz
Naranjastan Garden
 Wall painting in one of the rooms.
2010
Iran
Shiraz
Naranjastan Garden
Carving of a Persian king.
2010
Iran
Shiraz
Naranjastan Garden
Tiled images of suns and lions.
2010
Iran
Shiraz
Naranjastan Garden
Inlaid wooden panel.
2010
Iran
Shiraz
Naranjastan Garden
 Woman.
2010
Iran
Shiraz
Naranjastan Garden
The beautiful Naranjastan Garden.
2010
Iran
Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 The entrance garden to the tomb of Khajeh Shams-ed Din Mohammad, Persia's most famous poet, better known as Hafez.
2010
Iran
Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 The gateway to the tomb is at a higher level than the garden.
2010
Iran
Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 The tomb of Hafez, who died in 1389, is set within an open circular colonade.
2010
Iran
Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 The tiled domed ceiling above the tomb.
2010
Iran
Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 The tomb is always busy as he is Persia's best loved poet.
2010
Iran
Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 Pilgrims at the tomb of Hafez paying their respects and reading his poetry. Verses from Hafez can be quoted by all educated Iranians.
2010
Iran
Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 Reading poetry at the tomb.
2010
Iran
Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 Two women listening to a poem.
2010
Iran
Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 Two women enjoying the custom of making a wish and reading a random verse from Hafez for the outcome.
2010
Iran
Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 A group of young women visiting the tomb.
2010
Iran
Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 Four school girls.
2010
Iran
Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 Two young women at the tomb.
2010
Iran
Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 Four women having their photo taken.
2010
Iran
Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
Three soldiers.
2010
Iran
Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 Old womanz.
2010
Iran
Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 Couple at the tomb.
2010
Iran
Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 Three female students.
2010
Iran
Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 Woman reading a sad poem by the tomb.
2010
Iran
Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 Two women and a child.
2010
Iran
Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 Group of college girls.
2010
Iran
Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
Two woman and a child.
2010
Iran
Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 Two men visiting the tomb.
2010
Iran
Shiraz
Tomb of Hafez
 Woman reciting the poetry of Hafez.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
 Persepolis was built by the Persian king, Darius I and extended by his son, Xerxes.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
 The city of Persepolis dates from the first Persian empire (the Achaemenids). It was begun in 518 BC.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
 The city was destroyed by Alexander The Great in 330 BC.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Grand Stairway
 The city is entered via the Grand Stairway.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Grand Stairway
 The stone blocks on the stairway fit together very precisely.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Gate Of All Nations
 The Gate Of All Nations (also known as Xerxes' Gateway) was built in the mid 5th century BC.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Gate Of All Nations
Visitors passing through the gateway.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Gate Of All Nations
The gateway has strong Assyrian influence.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Gate Of All Nations
The gateway once led through a covered hall to the city.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Gate Of All Nations
 A Lamassu (bearded bull-like Sumerian deity) guarding the gateway.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Gate Of All Nations
Detail of the beard and wings.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Gate Of All Nations
Detail of the rear of the lamassu.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Gate Of All Nations
 Graffitti on the gateway by Henry Morton Stanley (of "Dr Livingstone, I presume" fame) from the New York Herald in 1870.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Apadana Palace
 The Apadana Palace was built by and used by Xerxes.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Apadana Palace
Arched gateways.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Apadana Palace
View across the palace.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Apadana Palace
 Columns on the palace.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Apadana Palace
 Flower base of a column.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Apadana Palace
The base of the palace has carved figures in relief.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Apadana Palace
Two figures and an inscription.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Apadana Staircase
 The Apadana Staircase is famous for its 2500 year old carved figures.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Apadana Staircase
 Subject nations bringing a tribute of two rams to the Persian king.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Apadana Staircase
 Persians with square feather tipped hats and Medes with round hats.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Apadana Staircase
 A two humped Bactrian camel being offered.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Apadana Staircase
 Offerings of trees and horses.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Apadana Staircase
 An offered bull.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Apadana Staircase
 Weapon being offered as tribute.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Apadana Staircase
 Armenians bringing offerings of their famed wine.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Apadana Staircase
 Horse and Chariot.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Apadana Staircase
 Detail of offerings.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Apadana Staircase
 A lion attacking a bull is a Zoroatrian symbol for the Persian New Year.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Apadana Staircase
 Elamite horse being walked by a valet.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Apadana Staircase
 Close up of spear carriers.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Apadana Staircase
 Man with a vase.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Apadana Staircase
Bearded figure carved over two stone blocks.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Apadana Staircase
Persian figure.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Apadana Staircase
Two figures with a jewel.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Apadana Staircase
Cuniform inscription stating that the palace was begun by Darius and completed by Xerxes.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Triplon
 A ring with wings, the symbol of Zoroastrinism on the Triplon.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Triplon
 Lion with wings and human head.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Triplon
Well preserved carved plant.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Triplon
 View from the Triplon to the Palace of 100 Columns and the tomb of Artaxerxes III.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Hadish
 The Hadish is a palace built by Xerxes.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Hadish
The palace is on a mound reached by steps.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Hadish
 Structures on the palace mound.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Hadish
Carvings on the base.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Tachara
 The Tachara is the palace of Darius I.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Tachara
 The Tachara is the best preserved building at Persepolis.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Tachara
 Carved doorways.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Tachara
Figure on a door jamb.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Tachara
 Soldiers on the base.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Tachara
 Inscription by Xerxes.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Tachara
 Different subject nations bringing tribute on the staircase.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Tachara
 Animal tribute on the Tachara staircase.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Tachara
Subject with tribute.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Tachara
View of the Apadana Palace from the Tachara.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Treasury of Darius
 The remains of the Treasury of Darius. Alexander The Great needed 3000 camels to carry off its contents.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Treasury of Darius
Carving showing Darius on his throne with Xerxes behind him and a priest paying his respects in front of two incense burners.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Tomb of Artaxerxes III
The Tomb of Artaxerxes III.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Tomb of Artaxerxes III
 The Tomb of Artaxerxes II (died 358 BC) is carved from a cliff face overlooking Persepolis.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Tomb of Artaxerxes III
Stonework at the Tomb.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Tomb of Artaxerxes III
Decoration of lions, flowers are people.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Tomb of Artaxerxes III
Detail of carving.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Tomb of Artaxerxes III
The Zoroastrian god, Ahuramazda.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Stone well.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
The Tomb of Artaxerxes II.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Palace of 100 Columns
 The Palace of 100 Columns was used by the king to meet his military commanders.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Palace of 100 Columns
A group of children.
2010
Iran
Persepolis
Palace of 100 Columns
 A damaged Xerxes and an attendant carved on the main gate of the palace.
2010

All travel photographs © 1973 - 2020 KryssTal

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