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Esfahan or Isfahan

Esfahan or Isfahan (historically also rendered as Ispahan, Hispahan, Aspadana, Spahan (اصفهان), located about 340 km south of Tehran at 32°39′5″N 51°40′45″E is the capital of Esfahan Province and Iran's third largest city (after Tehran and Mashhad). Esfahan City had…

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Safi-ad-din Tomb, Ardabil, Iran

Sheikh Safi-ad-din Is'haq Ardabili (of Ardabil) (1252-1334) (Persian: شیخ صفی‌الدین اردبیلی), eponym of the Safavid dynasty, was the spiritual heir and son in law of the great Sufi Murshid (Grand Master) Sheikh Zahed Gilani, of Lahijan in Gilan Province in…

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