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Bradta€™s Iran has both a cultural and historical focus. It covers world-famous sites such as Persepolis, but it also delves into the lesser-known monuments and little-recognized figures of this vast and ancient land. Additionally, the guide covers clothing conundrums (women a€“ buy a $20 manteau as soon as you arrive; mena€™s shirts should not be garish) and taboos, including the intricacies of when and how to remove your shoes. It suggests what to eat and where to shop, including more serene alternatives to the countrya€™s boisterous bazaars. And, it advises, should you accidentally run up against the authorities, a€œWomen, forget all feminist scruples and cry.a€.The only implements used by the miners are short iron jumpers about eighteen inches in length, and a small hammer with which they drive holes into the rock, which is then ... The mihrab records many early 18th-century repairs to the building, but because its Koranic verses (K36:55; ... Another poet-scientist Farid al-Din Attar is commemorated with a small garden about 1km further along the tarmac road.

Author:Patricia L. Baker, Hilary Smith
Publisher:Bradt Travel Guides - 2009


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