A silent color film sequence of Arg-é Bam, the adobe Citadel of Bam, Iran, from 1956. This sequence is from amateur filmmaker John W. Rowe’s travelogue of a car rally between Geneva, Switzerland and Bombay, India.
The film clip is from the Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution collection of historical moving images. For more Info go here
It served as a Setting to Valerio Zurlini’s “Desert Des Tartars” aka “The Desert of the Tartars” , a European Co Production Film directed in the 1970’s:
Trailer to Desert Des Tartars (1976) Starring an International Cast ( Philippe Noiret, Vittorio Gassman, Laurent Terzieff ( who passed away this week), Max Von Sydow, Jacques Perrin to name a few):
The citadel was largely destroyed in an Earthquake in 2003 that made many victimes: