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The royal shack

These photos here were taken in the Niavaran Palace Complex. There are three main structures of note in this complex. Upon entering the complex from

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A sight to behold

Upon entering the Sadabad compound, one comes upon the White Palace. In front of the palace there are remnants of an old Reza Shah statue

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Hidden treasures

Enclosed are pictures of Kerman which I visited on my to Bam a few years ago. In fact I was there a few weeks before

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Stroke of genius

Kashan is a splendid city. My only gripe is the relative lack of accommodations for tourists. Aside from a far flung hotel on the edge

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Fending off invaders

The following are pictures of the Beheshte Zahra cemetery south of Tehran. This is a place I always wanted to see for so many reasons.

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Redville

Since 2001 when I visited Iran for the first time after 17 years, I've been back twice. Unlike many that go back to visit family,

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Two months before

About two months ago I visited Iran and during my stay shot over 2,000 pictures. I had always wanted to see Bam, and when the

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Open question

Comments from scholars on the Adabiyat listserve about the origins of the word “aakband”, which was offered as a quiz question in iranian.com: Original question

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