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Rayen Citadel ( Arg -e- Rayen)
29-MAY-2009 Ali Majdfar

Rayen Citadel ( Arg -e- Rayen)

Rayen, Kerman Province

Rayen Citadel (Arg-e Rayen) is an adobe castle in Kerman province, Iran. The medieval mudbrick city of Rayen is similar to the Arg-é Bam (Bam Citadel) which was destroyed in an earthquake in December 2003. Rayen Citadel appears extremely to be well preserved, considering the numerous natural disasters that have been destroying similar structures nearby.
Rayen Citadel was inhabited until 150 years ago and, although believed to be at least 1,000 years old, may in fact have been founded from the pre-Islamic Sassanid era.
For seeing more photos of this place, please visit:
http://www.pbase.com/k_amj/rayen_citadel


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Petros Labrakos05-Nov-2010 12:29
remarkable architecture
well done!
Jeff Real03-Nov-2010 22:30
A beautiful wide sweeping view ~V~
Noor Khan01-Nov-2010 22:26
Amazing place.
jean-yves chamberland01-Nov-2010 16:27
superb picture! nicely composed.
Mike 29-Oct-2010 23:21
Excellent capture of an amazing place, beautiful~! V
Dan Opdal29-Oct-2010 06:46
Fantastic and interesting shot. V
sue anne29-Oct-2010 00:28
Interesting detail and history here. V.
Jim & Josefina28-Oct-2010 18:38
Great details of the place. Thanks for sharing!... Josefina
pascal28-Oct-2010 18:26
Beautiful !
Birte Person27-Oct-2010 10:55
Excellent shot and what a place and history, this would be a fascinating site to visit..
janescottcumming27-Oct-2010 00:44
Great image and some wonderful facts to go along with it.
Robert D. McAlpine25-Oct-2010 20:33
Beautiful!
Lieve Snellings25-Oct-2010 18:21
great composition and storytelling ! V
Giancarlo Guzzardi25-Oct-2010 16:50
splendid ruines
silvia marmori25-Oct-2010 16:48
just impressive.. excellent capture!
barley2325-Oct-2010 14:21
Excellent capture! V
Margot W24-Oct-2010 21:17
Unreal to be able to still see the ruins. I hope they last many many more years.
Chad Ramsey24-Oct-2010 21:13
It's so neat to see the details like this! V
Sam Rua24-Oct-2010 20:27
Well done on the comp, Ali.
Clayton Parsons24-Oct-2010 18:46
Wow Ali, what a wonderful shot and composition. Ver well done my friend. V
Martin Lamoon24-Oct-2010 14:52
Great photograph Ali of this well preserved historic site,
Jean Chiasson23-Oct-2010 23:34
Beautiful shot of this historic place Ali vote
NealyBob23-Oct-2010 19:15
It's amazing that this structure is still around! Beautiful shot~!V
Tom Munson23-Oct-2010 17:46
Wonderful image, Ali! Thanks for the history lesson!
Marcia Colelli23-Oct-2010 16:42
Wonderful capture of this historic place V
cambraniz23-Oct-2010 14:02
Wonderful shot, a masterpiece of history. V
Yvonne23-Oct-2010 11:10
Wonderful capture of the site & very interesting history! v
Pierre23-Oct-2010 11:08
Tout à fait splendide ce site! V
Stephanie23-Oct-2010 09:53
Awesome view of history! Beautiful1 V
borisalex23-Oct-2010 08:05
Magnificient anciet site, so well preserved! What a documentary shot! V.
Chris Spracklen23-Oct-2010 07:41
Another superb addition to this extraordinary gallery, Ali. (V)
Zoltán Balogh23-Oct-2010 06:50
How interesting...thanks for sharing with us Ali! V
Raymond Ma23-Oct-2010 06:06
An amazing place Ali! The details and the history is remarkable...Excellent shot! V
Paco López23-Oct-2010 05:38
Excellent image!! V!
lou_rozensteins23-Oct-2010 02:52
Excellent details. It must be amazing to be confronted by this sort of history. Well done.
eye2see23-Oct-2010 02:37
An impeccable shot with such history! ~V
Hank Vander Velde23-Oct-2010 02:35
BEAUTIFUL historic image and good info Ali. Thanks for sharing.
slhoornstra23-Oct-2010 02:09
Fascinating scene. Those towers are still beautiful. I would never have seen all of these historic sites without your travel and fine work. VVV
FrankB23-Oct-2010 00:46
awesome Ali...ancient remnants always makes us think....V
Fred Parsons23-Oct-2010 00:11
Interesting, Thanks for sharing. We have similar dwellings in Arizona from Indians years ago
Kuriacose Joseph23-Oct-2010 00:02
Another nice addition to your collection.
Curt Knaus22-Oct-2010 23:53
A wonderful capture Ali!! Very interesting. V.
Nora van Beek22-Oct-2010 22:23
Fascinating image, Ali! ~V~
Wim Ensie22-Oct-2010 21:59
yes, fascinating Ali!
Pat Shawyer22-Oct-2010 21:55
What a fascinating place Ali ! Great shot.
Dave Hein22-Oct-2010 21:46
You get to some neat places, Ali. It would be fun to tag along with you sometime. :)
Alejandro22-Oct-2010 20:45
perfect pic, well deserved vote!.
parallaxes22-Oct-2010 20:29
Wonderful shot and landscape :^)
Ed McConnell22-Oct-2010 20:25
great pictures and story of these ruins Ali..
Patricia Kay22-Oct-2010 20:22
Beautiful image of this amazing place Ali...Thank you for the info...BV
laine22-Oct-2010 20:10
It is beautifully preserved and I love this shot...so much to see.
Colin Storey22-Oct-2010 20:09
fantastic shot of this historic place. v
Marjan Schavemaker22-Oct-2010 19:53
Interesting picture, Ali! V
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad22-Oct-2010 19:50
A very well preserved relic of the golden age. Good documentary.
Jim Coffman22-Oct-2010 19:22
Awesome !!V
marie-jose wolff22-Oct-2010 18:50
a beautiful view over this old and fascinating citadel ! V
Monique Trempe22-Oct-2010 18:39
Oh! C'est donc une très vieille ville.
Belle photo.
Milan Vogrin22-Oct-2010 18:17
Nice shot!
heather22-Oct-2010 17:30
A wonderful piece of history..
François Fauchard22-Oct-2010 17:19
Beautiful citadel, so old !
Blandine Mangin22-Oct-2010 16:45
very beautiful ! v
joseantonio22-Oct-2010 16:28
Spectacular historic place
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