#10 Iran from Select Sites from the World's 10 Most Culturally Rich Countries

Select Sites from the World's 10 Most Culturally Rich Countries

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#10 Iran

Meidan Emam, Isfahan

Shah Abbas the Great laid out this square at the beginning of the 17th century in the heart of his new Persian capital, Isfahan, then one of the world's largest cities. Palaces and mosques are linked by a series of highly decorated two-storied arcades that bear witness to the richness of Safavid social and cultural life.

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