Splendors of Persia

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  • Start Date Oct 6 2018   End Date Oct 22 2018

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Lecturer
Sheila Canby
Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Discover one of the world's oldest civilizations on visits to exceptional museums, antiquities, mosques, and palaces.

Iran reveals an endless array of cultural splendors. Begin in ancient Tabriz, known in modern times as the cornerstone of the Constitutional Revolution in 1906, to visit the area's museums, mosques, and mausoleums. From Zanjan, tour the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Takht-i-Sulayman. Explore Tehran's National Museum, with its rich collection of prehistoric artifacts. Discover Isfahan's magnificent Naghsh-e-Jahan Square, another World Heritage Site. Conclude in Shiraz, where highlights include the exquisite tombs of mystical Persian poets and a full-day excursion to Persepolis, founded by Darius the Great and destroyed by Alexander.

 
Program Rates From:
$9,999
Summary
• Discover many of Iran's UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the less-visited archaeological complex of Takht-i-Sulayman
• See Tehran's outstanding museums and palaces, and the legendary Peacock Throne
• Admire Isfahan's splendidly tiled mosques, elegant palaces, and the Maidan-e-Naghsh-e-Jahan, one of the grand squares of the world
• Experience Shiraz, city of the great poets Hafez and Sa'di
• Visit Persepolis, former ceremonial capital of the Persian Empire, during a full-day excursion
Program Rates From:
$9,999
Summary
• Discover many of Iran's UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the less-visited archaeological complex of Takht-i-Sulayman
• See Tehran's outstanding museums and palaces, and the legendary Peacock Throne
• Admire Isfahan's splendidly tiled mosques, elegant palaces, and the Maidan-e-Naghsh-e-Jahan, one of the grand squares of the world
• Experience Shiraz, city of the great poets Hafez and Sa'di
• Visit Persepolis, former ceremonial capital of the Persian Empire, during a full-day excursion

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