One of the largest cities of modern Iran, Isfahan is situated 340 kilometers south of Tehran. Today, Isfahan is most famous for its
Islamic monuments and Naqsh-i Jahan Square. The squeezes in the F|S collection are from the façade of
Imamzadeh Ismail Mausoleum in the former
Jewish quarter, and from the façade of a small tomb in the large Mosque of the Shah
(Masjed-e Shah) on the southern side of the Naqsh-i Jahan Square, constructed in the seventeenth century.
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