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Archaeological Sites: Shiraz

Shiraz, Qasr-i Abu Nasr. Door-frame. Negative no. 2249. Ernst Herzfeld papers, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

Shiraz, located in southwest Iran, is known as the city of poets, nightingales, and flowers. Shiraz is mentioned in texts and tablets dating from pre-Islamic times. Today, it is one of the most popular travel destinations in Iran. The late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century bazaars and homes of local rulers have been described by travelers, such as Pierre Loti, who often stayed there on their way to the pre-Islamic monuments. Herzfeld stayed several times in Shiraz, visiting the tomb of Hafiz and Saadi. These squeezes are of the Khatun Mausoleum, and Shah Da'i.


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A_14 Shiraz (Iran): Squeeze of Arabic Inscription, 7 lines in Naskhi Script, on Wall of Khatun Mausoleum, 1923-1931.

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A_15 Shiraz (Iran): Squeeze of Arabic Inscription, Collected in Shah Da'i, 1923-1931.

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A_16 Shiraz (Iran): Squeeze of Arabic Inscription, Collected in Shah Da'i, 1923-1931.

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A_17 Shiraz (Iran): Squeeze of Arabic Inscription, 5 lines in Naskhi Script, on Medallion in Khatun Mausoleum, 1923-1931.

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A_18 Shiraz (Iran): Squeeze of Arabic Inscription, Collected in Shah Da'i, 1923-1931.

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