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Seymareh ( Madakto )
06-MAY-2011 Ali Majdfar

Seymareh ( Madakto )

Darreh Shahr, Ilam Province

Seymareh is name of a ruin area of 200 hectares next to today’s city of Darreh Shahr in south west of Iran, Ilam province. The ruin belongs to an ancient city in late Sassanid era (224 – 651 AD) and is believed to be built on remnants of Elamite’s Capital, Madakto. Historic texts and also recent findings reveal the fact that the city included about 5000 houses with some modern municipal aspects like sewage system. The city was destroyed and deserted after a huge earth quake around 950 AD.
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Helen Betts23-Jan-2013 19:26
A lovely landscape, and I like that bit of blue sky peeking out of the clouds as well. V.
Zoltán Balogh23-Jan-2013 15:23
Beautiful, I love it Ali! V
Fong Lam23-Jan-2013 04:24
A well captured landscape, Ali.....V
Sheila22-Jan-2013 23:23
Beautiful rugged landscape!
Ceya22-Jan-2013 20:05
Beautiful landscape well composed and captured! Love the wild flowers and rough textures. V
Tom LeRoy22-Jan-2013 18:13
Great commentary about this place. A fine shot of how it looks now; great addition to this fine gallery. V
Marco Valk22-Jan-2013 16:14
Very nice composition with the wildflowers in the foreground.
Simon Chandler22-Jan-2013 15:40
Beautiful composition to present this ruin. Great info. v
Marcia Colelli22-Jan-2013 14:24
Very beautiful view. Love the wildflowers in the foreground V
Neal Nye22-Jan-2013 11:59
It's always amazing what might be hidden just below the surface. Of both the earth and of us!
CM Kwan22-Jan-2013 11:58
This is very nice, Ali. V
Colin Storey22-Jan-2013 11:45
Great scene, looking forward to the gallery. v
Sam_C22-Jan-2013 08:52
Marvelous shot with excellent composition! V++
Blandine Mangin22-Jan-2013 08:27
very beautiful landscape ! v
sebas veldhuisen22-Jan-2013 07:10
Very beautiful place and well photogrhed!
Yvonne22-Jan-2013 06:57
Oh, I love the wildflowers in the foreground Ali, a beautiful scene! v
Gérard Koehl22-Jan-2013 05:37
Magnifique paysage. V
Bryan Murahashi22-Jan-2013 05:23
Wonderful wildflowers for this ancient site. V
joseantonio22-Jan-2013 05:14
Lovely composition with all those flowers.V.
Dwight Rankine22-Jan-2013 03:16
Beautifully composed!
Mildred Alpern22-Jan-2013 00:41
Beautiful ....and to think of its history. This is the kind of beauty you find in Tabriz rugs with inimitable colors and flowers.
Karen Stuebing22-Jan-2013 00:22
So pretty with the field of wild flowers. The city may be gone but nature has done a fine job of reclaiming the land. Beautiful scenic and interesting commentary. V.
Graeme22-Jan-2013 00:10
Very well captured, Ali.BV
Chris Spracklen21-Jan-2013 23:54
Another attractive addition to this epic gallery, Ali. *V*
Art Rodriguez21-Jan-2013 23:47
That looks beautiful. It looks just like our Hill Country not far from me here in Texas. V!
Stephanie21-Jan-2013 23:44
The wildflowers and compo are beautiful! V
Jim Coffman21-Jan-2013 22:47
Amazing that it could just disappear! Nice capture..
Martin Lamoon21-Jan-2013 22:36
Thats a big city to just go to ruins and leave almost no trace. it looks a great place from your photograph. v
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