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Iran Travelogue # 22 – Takht-e-Soleyman

Takht-e-Soleyman (or Takht-e-Soleiman) Next we stopped at the World Heritage Site, Takht-e-Soleyman (also spelled Takht-e-Soleiman).  Takht-e-Soleyman is a ring of 1500-year-old fortress walls (now housing only ruins, yet still impressive). According to UNESCO: “The archaeological site of Takht-e Soleyman, in north-western Iran,…

Iran Travelogue # 17 – Male & Female Doorknockers & Other Iranian Customs

Male and Female Doorknockers? Throughout our journey we were introduced to two other features commonly included in Iranian houses and hotels. First, about their elaborately-decorated front doors, they used to attach two separate types of door knockers—one for men and one…

Iran Travelogue # 16 – The Zoroastrians & The Tower of Silence

Zoroastrians and their Tower of Silence Yazd remains a center for the Zoroastrians — an ancient Iranian religion and we were anxious to visit the Zoroastrian Fire Temple with its distinctive insignia. Zoroastrianism is one of the world’s oldest monotheistic religions…