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Hamadan

Hamadan is a pleasant provincial capital with a number of interesting places to visit within and close by the city. On the western edge of town is Ganjnameh, whose Achaemenid cuneiform inscriptions include the famous line: I am Darius, King of Kings, while to the north Lalejin is a village renowned for its skilful execution of decorative pottery. Near the city centre the remains of Ecbatana are gradually being unearthed; built by the Medes as their capital in the seventh or eighth century BC most of Ectabana unfortuanely lies inaccessible under modern Hamadan. Bu Ali Sina (980-1037), the most influential of all Islamic philosopher-scientists, is commemorated with a mausoleum in the town centre, and Esther (of Old Testament fame) and her uncle, Mordecai, warrant a thirteenth century tomb which was at one time Irans top Jewish pilgrimage site; today, women of all religious backgrounds still visit the site to pray for children.
Dried fruits and nuts
Dried fruits and nuts
Traditional Tea House,
Traditional Tea House,
Traditional Tea House
Traditional Tea House
Famous wrestlers
Famous wrestlers
A Lalejin potter
A Lalejin potter
Armenian Christian church, Ectabana
Armenian Christian church, Ectabana
Mausoleum of Bu Ali Sina (980-1037)
Mausoleum of Bu Ali Sina (980-1037)
Tomb of Esther and Mordecai
Tomb of Esther and Mordecai
Qashqai nomad boy
Qashqai nomad boy
Qashqai nomads
Qashqai nomads
Qashqai nomad
Qashqai nomad
Qashqai nomads
Qashqai nomads
Qashqai nomads
Qashqai nomads