Borujerdi House in Kashan

The historic house was built in 1857 by architect Ustad Ali Maryam for the bride of Borujerdi, a wealthy merchant. The bride came from the affluent Tabātabāei family, for whom the architect had built the nearby Tabātabāei House several years earlier. The Borujerdi House consists of the biruni and andaruni features of Iran’s traditional residential architecture. The […]

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The tomb of Darius the Great in Naqsh-e Rostam

The third Persian King of the Achaemenid Empire was born in c. 550 BCE, the oldest son of Hystapes and Rhodugune. His reign lasted 36 years, from 522 to 486 BC during this time the Persian Empire reached its peak. Darius led military campaigns in Europe, Greece, and even in the Indus valley, conquering lands and expanding […]