Isfahan

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Shah Abbas I and the the Golden Age of Isfahan’s History

Shah Abbas The history of Isfahan cannot be separated from the name of Shah Abbas the Great, the ruler who chose it as a capital in 1598 and spent forty-two years of his life toward its beautification and eminence. Brought up in Herat, the great cultural and intellectual center of Iran in the 16th century, since childhood Shah Abbas had been influenced by its magnificent architecture, painting, and calligraphy. The young prince showed astounding precocity as a connoisseur of the [...]

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Isfahan – Half of The World

Isfahan - Half of The World Isfahan Isfahan also known as Esfahan is a city in central Iran, south of Tehran and is the capital of Isfahan Province. The Persians call it Nesf-e Jahan, meaning "Half of The World". Due to its beautiful hand-painted tiling and magnificent public square, it is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Isfahan has a population of approximately 1.6 million, making it the third largest city in Iran after Tehran [...]

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