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Isfahan Mosque: Located in Isfahan, 340 km south of Tehran, the Friday mosque of Isfahan is a prominent architectural expression of the Seljuk rule in Persia (1038-1118). In 1051, Isfahan became the capital of the Seljuks, who arrived in Khwarazm and Transoxiana from central Asia in the eleventh century. Defenders of Sunnism, they aimed at the restoration of the Abbasid Caliphate.

Isfahan and calligraphy - we are all interconnected in complex and beautiful ways

trees, Chadegan, Isfahan, Iran (My parents walked this very road; it is the exact place where they first met) (ITS AMAZING!)

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imam khomeini square, isfahan iran october 2007

Abu Najm Ahmad ibn Ahmad ibn Qaus Manuchehri aka Manuchehri Damghani, was a royal poet of the 11th century in Persia. He was from Damghan in Iran and he is said to be the first to use the form of “musammat” in Persian poetry and has the best ones too. He traveled to Tabarestan and was admitted to the court of King Manuchehr Ghabus of Ziyarid dynasty and that’s where he got his pen name.

Sheikh Lutfollah Mosque - Isfahan, Iran | Incredible Pictures | Stunning architecture and design.

Iran postage stamp: pen nibs c. 1972, in honor of International Literacy Day

THIS IS SPOOKY BECAUSE THIS LOOKS LIKE THE VERY SPOT DANNY AND I WERE STANDING LOOKING DOWN AT THE WASHERS WHEN WE VISITED TEHRAN, IRAN IN THE EARLY 1970'S. TO THIS VERY DAY THERE IS STILL A LOT OF DUST FROM THE RIVER WATER IN THE RUG.

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Nezami Ganjavi whose formal name was Niẓām ad-Dīn Abū Muḥammad Ilyās ibn-Yūsuf ibn-Zakkī, is considered the greatest romantic epic poet in Persian literature, who brought a colloquial and realistic style to the Persian epic. His heritage is widely appreciated and shared by Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Tajikistan.