In this early morning view the rising Milky Way extends above mountain fortress of Alamut in the central Alborz Mountains of Iran. Alamut Castle (2160 m) was built into the rock in the 9th century. The name means Eagle’s Nest. Home of the legendary Assassins featured in the adventure movie Prince of Persia, Alamut was also historically a center for libraries and education. For a time, it was the residence of important 13th century Persian scholar and astronomer Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (or simply known as Tusi).



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  • Irma Reply

    Powerful, breathtaking pic! Thanks for pic info too!

    June 9, 2011 at 8:34 pm
  • Hadi Reply

    very good

    June 10, 2011 at 2:47 pm
  • Pooriya Reply

    I LIKE IT!

    June 12, 2011 at 9:25 am
  • Maral Reply

    it’s so nice.

    June 14, 2011 at 2:04 am

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