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Persia. Thousand and One Marvellous Instants

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Tehran, Golestan Palace

Fath Ali Shah. 1797 AD


It was situated in the region of Media,

in the north-west of Iran. At the time of the Middle Empire,
part of the territory of today's Tehran was a suburb of the important Median city of Rhages, a place mentioned as the 12th holy site. The Golestan Palace, was the first complex of the Qajar dynasty, in Therean, the capital of Iran. The Qajar was an Iranian royal dynasty of Turkish origin. This palace was one of the oldest historical monuments in the city;
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it belonged to the group of royal buildings that were once included in the mud and straw walls of the Tehran citadel, which consisted of gardens, royal buildings and collections of Iranian handicrafts. The citadel was built during the reign of Tahmasp I and Agha Mohammad Khan, of the Qajar dynasty, chose Tehran as his capital in 1742.

The Golestan Palace became the official residence of the Qajar dynasty. The complex consists of seventeen structures, including palaces, museums and halls. In 1747, a Marble Throne was built with sixty five stone blocks carved in the shape of men, women, fairies and demons. Years later,

construction began on the Royal Balcony of the Marble Throne. Adorned with paintings, marble carvings, tiles, stucco, mirrors, enamels, wood carvings and latticed windows, the throne represented the best of Iranian architecture. The Marble Throne is located in the middle of the terrace and is made from the famous yellow marble of Yazd province.
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Fath Ali Shah. 1797 AD

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