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...The mountain village of Masuleh in Iran where houses are built into the mountain side, and pedestrian walkways and courtyards are built on the roofs of houses below. No vehicles are allowed.

The Kushan Empire at the time of Kanishka I (ca. 127–150 CE) and the most important international trade routes.

Kandovan (also spelled Candovan[citation needed]) is a tourist village in the province of East Azarbaijan, near Osku and Tabriz, Iran. Its fame is due to its troglodyte dwellings.[1] Some of the houses are at least 700 years old and are still inhabited. Kandovan is also known for its scenic beauty. A popular resort, it offers hotels and restaurants to serve tourists. Its mineral water is also popular with visitors and is believed to be a cure for kidney disease.

Language: In this image you can see all of the Farsi letters and all 4 of their forms.There are 32 letters in the Farsi alphabet, but unlike our alphabet each letter is written differently depending on where it is in a sentence.This means if you were to learn to write in Farsi, you would have to memorize 32 letters x 4 forms to know how to write Farsi and that would equal 128 different characters to memorize!

Rudkhan Castle, Iran.......I would love to see Iran, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon some day....the Middle East is my absolute favorite place to travel.