Shiraz, Iran Tomb of Hafez...
atlasobscura.com12/05/2018 Fun
A dreamy mausoleum honors Persia's most famous poet. The Tomb of Hafez is in a peaceful, garden setting that drips with an ambience of poetry and ro...»»»


Persian Ice Cream Sandwich ...
atlasobscura.com01/05/2018 Cuisine
Saffron, rosewater, and pistachios combine in a fragrant Nowruz treat. Bastani-e nooni is a feast for the senses. The gorgeous yellow hue of saffron i...»»»


Gazorkhan, Iran Alamut Castle...
atlasobscura.com12/12/2017 Fun
This ruined fortress was the stronghold for a persecuted medieval leader and his infamous Assassins. Alamut Castle was originally built in the ninth...»»»


Iran Nushabad Underground City ...
atlasobscura.com01/11/2017 History
A 1,500-year-old, 3-story subterranean city where ancient Persians took refuge in times of war. Just north of Kashan, in the small town of Nushabad, ...»»»


Yakhchāls Ancient structures used to make and preserve ice in the dese...
atlasobscura.com02/09/2017 History
Though they look like giant clay beehives, these structures in the deserts of Persia were used to make something much more needed and much harder to c...»»»


Iran Ali Sadr Cave: world's largest water cave ...
atlasobscura.com08/10/2016 Nature
Iran Ali Sadr Cave: This vast, water-filled underground labyrinth can only be toured by boat. With a network of channels, lakes, and watery passagewa...»»»


Object of Intrigue: Ancient Persian Water Clocks ...
atlasobscura.com02/02/2016 History
by Tao Tao Holmes / 02 Feb 2016 *** It's like looking down at your watch. (Photo: Public Domain/WikiCommons) The word for an ancient water clock soun...»»»



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