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King of light Mausoleum, Shiraz, Iran. Stunning

King of light Mausoleum, Shiraz, Iran. Stunning

Nasir al-Mulk Mosque Shiraz, Iran I'd really like to visit Iran someday. Remember when we couldn't go to Vietnam?

Nasir al-Mulk Mosque Shiraz, Iran I'd really like to visit Iran someday. Remember when we couldn't go to Vietnam?

The horoscope of the Persian Timurid ruler Iskandar Sultan, 1411. This is the…

The horoscope of the Persian Timurid ruler Iskandar Sultan, 1411. This is the…

16th century Ottoman miniature of the battle of Mohacs, fought between the Ottomans and Hungarians in 1526, most of the Ottoman army is unarmored:

16th century Ottoman miniature of the battle of Mohacs, fought between the Ottomans and Hungarians in 1526, most of the Ottoman army is unarmored:

Two Myna Birds -- Circa 1620 -- Mughal, North India -- Via the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, England.

Two Myna Birds -- Circa 1620 -- Mughal, North India -- Via the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, England.

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Medieval-Noah-Mogol.jpeg (568×1002)

Suleiman arrives to the Siege of Székesfehérvár, 1543

Suleiman arrives to the Siege of Székesfehérvár, 1543

Siyavash's trial by fire, as depicted in a Shahnameh miniature

Siyavash's trial by fire, as depicted in a Shahnameh miniature

Elephant: Persian painting from around 1600. (Courtesy of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Geneva.)

Elephant: Persian painting from around 1600. (Courtesy of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Geneva.)

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