Kandovan (also spelled Candovan) is a tourist village in the province of East Azarbaijan, near Osku and Tabriz, Iran. Its fame is due to its troglodyte dwellings. Some of the houses are at least 700 years old and are still inhabited.
Egypte : The Colossi of Memnon (known to locals as el-Colossat, or es-Salamat) are two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. For years they have sat in the Theban necropolis, across the River Nile from the city of Luxor.
2 lamassu on the western portal of the Gate of All Nations, entrance to Persepolis (modern day Iran). The Lamassu is an apotrope, a mythological creature that wards off evil, originating in Babylonia and Assyria.