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Journey to Iran – Esfahan, Half the World

Posted by in Middle East, Trip Participant Stories on 7th September, 2010 | 2 Comments

Part five in the ‘Journey to Iran’ series. During some of the dynasties of the Persian Empire, the area it governed was so large that its capitals were located in cities that are now outside of present-day Iran. It wasn’t until the Safavid dynasty re-established the Persian Empire in 1502 that the capital cities were henceforth located within present-day Iran. And it was under the Safavids that Persian art and culture again flourished, and most of all within their capital city, Esfahan.