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Markooh Fortress
29-MAY-2010 Ali Majdfar

Markooh Fortress

Ramsar

Markooh Fortress is cobblestone castle in south shore of the Caspian Sea, in Ramsar region, overlooking both sea shore and surrounding areas. It has an approximate length of 30 m, width of 18m and wall height of 6m.
The castle originally belongs to Sassanid era (224-651 AD). In around 1100 the fortress was occupied by the powerful Hashashins, a faction of Ismailia Shia Muslims (known in the West as Assassins) for more than half a century. The fortress was frequently used by local rulers up to recent centuries.


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marko gregoric24-Jul-2011 16:26
Superb shot. V
Elena23-Jul-2011 15:46
Beautiful shot and great point of view! BV
Ursula Armstrong23-Jul-2011 14:04
powerful fortress and powerful picture. And so much interesting information. Uschi (V)
Helen Betts22-Jul-2011 21:29
Powerful image! V.
Michal Leszczynski20-Jul-2011 09:59
Wonderful image. V.
Hans Koot19-Jul-2011 15:56
good shot, larded with history
Char19-Jul-2011 11:41
A wonderful capture of this historic site, Ali! \/
Yvonne19-Jul-2011 05:21
Fabulous shot of the fortress Ali and fascinating history! v
shatterbug18-Jul-2011 21:06
Interesting history...I like the play of textures here!
Betty Vlasiu18-Jul-2011 20:17
Super job !! Gorgeous composition !!
Valene18-Jul-2011 17:37
Beautiful image. I really like the vantage point! V
Nestor18-Jul-2011 16:36
Great point of view Ali, composition and detail excellent.
A well built fortress indeed.
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Hank Vander Velde18-Jul-2011 14:18
Lovely image Ali.
Paco López18-Jul-2011 06:01
Excellent pov and image! V!
Rodney H18-Jul-2011 03:24
History is very cool : ) v
waterfalls man18-Jul-2011 03:11
Beautiful Shot V!!
Lamar Nix18-Jul-2011 01:52
Good vantage point and composition. V
lou_rozensteins18-Jul-2011 00:18
Excellent work. Well done.
Martin Lamoon17-Jul-2011 20:40
Great shot of the fortress and information on its history. V
Patricia Kay17-Jul-2011 20:17
Fabulous composition,details and colors Ali...Thank you for the interesting info too...BV
Blandine Mangin17-Jul-2011 15:49
beautiful view ! v
eye2see17-Jul-2011 15:14
Ali thanks for sharing the background about this magnificent work! As always I am delighted to see
your work and creativity! Bravo ~V
Ceya17-Jul-2011 14:56
An impressive fortress well captured, Ali! V
Enny17-Jul-2011 14:22
looks beautiful Ali.
dane17-Jul-2011 14:10
Nicely done. V
Zoltán Balogh17-Jul-2011 13:08
A great image of the fortress Ali! V
Jim Coffman17-Jul-2011 12:39
A wonderful capture of this fortress! V
Pierre17-Jul-2011 12:26
Un site superbe! V
Graeme17-Jul-2011 10:59
Excellent perspective and composition, Ali.Vote
Stephanie17-Jul-2011 10:33
Awesome textures and details Ali! Great imae! V
joseantonio17-Jul-2011 09:40
Beautiful architecture full of history
CM Kwan17-Jul-2011 09:37
This is nice, Ali! V
Gérard Koehl17-Jul-2011 09:08
Cette ruine est très belle... V
marie-jose wolff17-Jul-2011 08:57
beautiful image of this old fortress in a good state of preservation! V
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