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Bastam

Bastam Archaelogoical Site

Bastam. Mausoleum. Shrine of Bayazid, center. General view. Negative no. 2945. Ernst Herzfeld papers, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

Bistam, as Ernst Herzfeld referred to the site, is also known as Bastam and Bestam; a village in Khorasan, it is located in northeastern Iran, about 6 kilometers north of Shahrud. Founded in the sixth century, Bastam is now known for its Islamic monuments from the Ilkhanid period. These squeezes are from a wall of the Congregational Mosque.