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Abyaneh
23-MAR-2010 Ali Majdfar

Abyaneh

Abyaneh - Kashan

With a unique reddish hue, the village is one of the oldest in Iran, attracting numerous native and foreign tourists year-round, especially during traditional feasts and ceremonies.

Abyaneh has been called an entrance to Iranian history. The local clothing, for example, is in a style of great antiquity. An Abyunaki woman typically wears a white long scarf (covering the shoulders and upper trunk) which has a colourful pattern and an under-knee skirt.They have persistently maintained this traditional costume despite pressures from time to time by the government trying to change it.

Abyaneh also resisted conversion to Islam throughout the ages, and stayed Zoroastrian until it was forced to convert to Shi'ite Islam in the time of the Saffavid Shahs, as were many other villages and towns that had held onto the Zoroastrian religion until then.

On top of the village sits the ruins of a Sassanid era fort.

Since June 2005, the village has been undergoing archaeological excavations for the first time ever, as a result of an agreement between Abyaneh Research Center and the Archaeology Research Center of the Iranian Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization (ICHTO).

For viewing more photos of this village, please visit:
http://www.pbase.com/k_amj/abyane


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Carol How19-Oct-2013 17:23
Great perspective and nice to include the lady.. interesting history too!
waterfalls man12-Apr-2010 03:25
Excellent V!!
Danny Tuason01-Apr-2010 16:07
Excellent perspective! V
Paco López27-Mar-2010 07:30
Very good perspective!! V!
Hank Vander Velde26-Mar-2010 22:58
Nice, well composed image with super perspective. Nice bit of history too Ali.
an nguyen26-Mar-2010 21:53
Like the angle a lot.
Santi Bravo Figueras26-Mar-2010 21:21
Very interesting angle.
Zaid Kurdi26-Mar-2010 19:56
Very interesting capture ...wonderful composition and informations...V.
Zoltán Balogh26-Mar-2010 18:56
Very unique perspective Ali, great shot! V
lisamidi26-Mar-2010 18:29
Excellent image and interesting information, Ali. v
Gérard Koehl26-Mar-2010 16:39
Excellent... V
François Fauchard26-Mar-2010 16:25
A good perspective through the street ! V
maggie_falconi26-Mar-2010 16:21
Excellent Ali!! Lovely color and angle! Thank you so much for the info! BV
slhoornstra26-Mar-2010 15:57
Fascinating info, a terrific capture, and the color is really indescribable and unique. V
Marjan Schavemaker26-Mar-2010 15:24
Excellent picture, Ali, great angle! V
Margot W26-Mar-2010 13:46
The electric streetlights almost seem out of place here.
What a wonderful image and great information Ali.
BV
Jim Coffman26-Mar-2010 13:15
Well done! V
Randy Adams26-Mar-2010 12:57
Nice shot of history Ali! V
heather26-Mar-2010 12:52
Very interesting, and a lovely image! V
Char26-Mar-2010 12:32
This is an excellent capture, Ali ,with interesting details and excellent POV! \/
Colin Storey26-Mar-2010 11:18
Wonderful image, love the jaunty angle, shadows and the solitary figure in traditional dress. v
Josée V.26-Mar-2010 10:52
Wow !!! wonderful !!! V
laine26-Mar-2010 09:48
The lady looks happy to see you & your camera...thank you for the information Ali.
Ann...26-Mar-2010 09:22
Great perspective and detail and thank you for the notes - it is always interesting to read them!!
Stephanie26-Mar-2010 09:14
Fascinating information Ali! Great angled shot of this street. V
marko gregoric26-Mar-2010 08:50
Original image. Good... V.
lou_rozensteins26-Mar-2010 08:36
A lovely composition, and excellent notes. Thankyou!
Enny26-Mar-2010 08:10
excelelnt depth, beautiful.
cambraniz26-Mar-2010 07:58
Excellent !
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