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Creation Date

2006

Description

Khungah, Imamzadeh. Trees and water (a small brook coming through the wall), together with the location near the ruins of a Sassanian town at a silver mine suggest the pre-Islamic heritage. Few such open-air pre-Islamic cult places (without any buildings) have survived to the present. Visitors try to burn candles in the wall's crevices and hang pieces of fabric on tree branches, 'tying' their wishes for the deity or saint believed to be there. The place is called 'Imamzadeh' (burial of a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad) but was declassified by the government to a 'picnic area' because it lacks a saint's burial. (Same location as Loeffler Images 467 and 35.)

Location

Boir Ahmad, Iran

Keywords

Iran, Boir Ahmad, pre-Islamic shrine

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