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Ancient Gavmishan Bridge
06-MAY-2011 Ali Majdfar

Ancient Gavmishan Bridge

Border of Ilam - Lorestan Provinces

Ancient Gavmishan Bridge locates in south west of Iran and belongs primarily to Sassanid era (224-651 AD); it was along an ancient road connecting Susa to Hegmataneh.
The bridge is one of ancient Persian engineering icons by having 175m length, 8.2m width, 6 arches and 50m arched span on the Seymareh river, which is the largest among historic bridges in Iran.
The main span was destroyed deliberately by Persian troops when retreating from Arabsí invasion (650 AD); then reconstructed around 1600 AD and destroyed again by an earthquake in last century.

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Graeme16-Nov-2011 23:41
Love the perspective, Ali.BV
marie-jose wolff16-Nov-2011 19:34
beautiful image of this old bridge and thank you for the explanations! V
cambraniz16-Nov-2011 13:18
Beautiful compo for this piece of history. V
John Hamers16-Nov-2011 09:54
very nice pov and intereeting information !! V
Sam_C16-Nov-2011 09:30
Magnificent shot! V++
Yvonne16-Nov-2011 09:25
A wonderful piece of history Ali! v
eye2see16-Nov-2011 05:45
Beautiful composition! ~V
Herbey Morales16-Nov-2011 04:17
Wonderful use of wide angle! v
Marcia Colelli16-Nov-2011 03:01
Nice perspective and history V
Hank Vander Velde16-Nov-2011 00:13
Very nice shot and interesting history/info Ali.
Helen Betts15-Nov-2011 23:58
I like the desolate feeling of this. Effective perspective as well. V.
Allan15-Nov-2011 22:56
Very nice shot low down works very well
woody3415-Nov-2011 22:33
Amazing photograph of ancient history..thank's for the information..
bill friedlander15-Nov-2011 22:10
Lovely presentation of this ancient place. Thanks for the historical background. V
Marjan Schavemaker15-Nov-2011 21:53
Interesting picture, Ali! V
Martin Lamoon15-Nov-2011 21:24
Wonderful shot and an amazing history, it must have been an amazing bridge. V
J S Quesada15-Nov-2011 21:23
Very nice. Great perspective and tones.
Stephanie15-Nov-2011 20:13
Love your pov Ali! Thanks for the interesting info too! V
endre novak15-Nov-2011 19:13
very nice image.
Vickie BROWN15-Nov-2011 18:58
Great work, Ali, thanks for sharing with us such great information. BV
Nestor15-Nov-2011 18:38
Great image and great information.
Nice handling of the bright scene.
joseantonio15-Nov-2011 17:28
Great shot with this light
longbachnguyen15-Nov-2011 16:51
nice perspective
Tom Munson15-Nov-2011 16:04
A beautiful composition!
Jim Coffman15-Nov-2011 15:53
A great vantage point for this fine image! V
Margot W15-Nov-2011 15:38
Wonderful history in this image. Your point of view is very powerful Ali.
Blandine Mangin15-Nov-2011 15:36
very beautiful ! v
PauloCGama15-Nov-2011 14:57
Thanks for the explanation, Ali. Very impressive.
I do like the pov and small details very much!!
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