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Aztec Inheritance
AC SLEEPER-3
Noname.
Early Stages
Weathered fence double for human privacy and plant housing
At a park in San Miguel de Allende
And they Kissed
Aztec Princess
Lazy day for a monk
Graybeard
The sellers
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AztecLegacy
Love under Palm Tree
Office View
Caged Bird
The city of Dmitrov in Russia
boatman
sunset view with the Pharaohs
A dog fetching a stick from the ocean on a beach in Kauai
Untitled
Dualism
Tana Ricksaw
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
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In 1598, when Shah Abbas decided to move the capital of his empire from the north-western city of Qazvin to the central city of Isfahan, he initiated what would become one of the greatest programmes in Persian history; the complete remaking of the city. By choosing the central city of Isfahan, fertilized by the Zāyande roud ("The life-giving river"), lying as an oasis of intense cultivation in the midst of a vast area of arid landscape, he distanced his capital from any future assaults by the Ottomans, the arch rival of the Safavids,[4] and the Uzbeks, and at the same time gained more control over the Persian Gulf, which had recently become an important trading route for the Dutch and British East India Companies.[5]

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Esfahan, Iran
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Date Taken: 03.2017
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