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Arg-e Bam was the largest adobe building in the world, located in Bam, a city in the Kermān Province of southeastern Iran. The entire building was a large fortress dating to at least 500 BC. The 2003 Earthquake in Bam destroyed more than 80 percent of the citadel. Several countries are cooperating in the reconstruction, among them Japan, Italy, and France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. by Sergio Pessolano
Iran: The village of Kandovan, just outside Tabriz city, is a settlement of troglodyte homes carved out of partially-eroded rocks. It is claimed by locals that Kandovan sits geographically in the original place of the Garden of Eden.
Lutfollah Mosque is one of the architectural masterpieces of Safavid Iranian architecture, standing on the eastern side of Naghsh-i Jahan Square in Isfahan, Iran. It was built by chief architect, Shaykh Bahai during the reign of Shah Abbas I of the Safavid Dynasty.