Hamedan city observatory

by Amir Pedram September. 18, 2008 4871 views

Hamadan is believed to be among the oldest Iranian cities and one of the oldest in the world.

Hamadan is a green mountainous area in the foothills of the 3574-meter Alvand Mountain, in the midwest part of Iran. The city is 1850 meters above sea level.

The special nature of this old city and its historic sites attract tourists during the summer to this city, located approximately 400km southwest of Tehran.

According to an inscription from the first Assyrian king, Hamadan's construction is dated at 1100 BC, but some historians believe it dates back to 3000 BC.

Hamadan was established by the Medes and was the capital of the Median empire. It then became one of several capital cities of the Achaemenid Dynasty.

Hamadan is mentioned in the biblical book of Ezra as the place where a scroll was found giving the Jews permission from King Darius to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem.

BY : Amir Reza Pedram

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Mike 12 years, 2 months ago

Great shot and interesting history.

Take care!

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Mamacita 12 years, 2 months ago

This is very nice - love it. :)

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Nanou 12 years, 3 months ago

Really beautiful !

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Mindy 12 years, 3 months ago

great photo in black and white! great commentary also! Thanks for sharing! I put this in my favs.

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David Cardona 12 years, 3 months ago

Nice subject and location. Great balance into this B&W take!

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Jack Castelo Branco 12 years, 3 months ago

Beautiful :)

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Mintra 12 years, 3 months ago

Many thanks for sharing.

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Avalon 12 years, 3 months ago

Great photo!

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Patricia 12 years, 4 months ago

Wow ~ great post. Thanks for sharing!

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Jennye 12 years, 4 months ago

nice post! :))

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