The City of Damask Rose

The Damask rose, known for its resilience and resistance to dehydration, is the emblem of Kashan, a desert town with cold winters and very hot summers. A delightful annual festival is held in Kashan every spring for extracting the Damask rose oil, when the city becomes fragrant with the scent of roses and rose water. The famed Tepe Sialk (Sialk Hill), which was excavated by the French archaeologist, Roman Ghirshman, is also near Kashan. This hill has relics ranging from the Neolithic period to the late Iron Age.  Sialk showcases amazing pottery with stunning motifs left by the first villagers of the world nine thousand years ago.

 

Some historians believe the name Kashan corresponds to the name of the Kassites, who ruled Mesopotamia for a long period in the second millennium BC. Kashan was also prominent during the Islamic period and produced many renowned scholars like the mathematician and astronomer, Jamshid-al-Kashi, whose discoveries in mathematics and astronomy during the Timurid period (14th century) place him amongst the ranks of the leading scientists of the Islamic world. One of his theories about the orbits of the Moon and Mercury was even ahead of the German Johannes Kepler’s postulation.

 

Kashan gained further influence during the Safavid (1501-1736) and Qajar (1796-1925) eras. Sir Thomas Herbert, the English traveler who visited this city during the Safavid period, declared Kashan as Iran’s second most important city in terms of wealth, glory and beauty. The grandeur of Kashan was the result of the developments pursued by Shah Abbas the Great, the Safavid king. The city fabric of Kashan mostly dates back to the Qajar period. The impressive introverted architecture of Kashan, featured in its houses, bazaars, and mosques, give the city a distinct character and ambience. Among Kashan’s many attractions are the Qajar era houses such as Tabatabai and Ameriha, representing the exquisite architecture of these traditional houses. The historical and UNESCO-listed Persian Garden of Fin is also located in Kashan.

Kashan

The Damask rose, known for its resilience and resistance to dehydration, is the emblem of Kashan, a desert town with cold winters and very hot summers. A delightful annual festival is held in Kashan every spring for extracting the Damask rose oil, when the city becomes fragrant with the scent of roses and rose water. The famed Tepe Sialk (Sialk Hill), which was excavated by the French archaeologist, Roman Ghirshman, is also near Kashan. This hill has relics ranging from the Neolithic period to the late Iron Age.  Sialk showcases amazing pottery with stunning motifs left by the first villagers of the world nine thousand years ago.

 

Some historians believe the name Kashan corresponds to the name of the Kassites, who ruled Mesopotamia for a long period in the second millennium BC. Kashan was also prominent during the Islamic period and produced many renowned scholars like the mathematician and astronomer, Jamshid-al-Kashi, whose discoveries in mathematics and astronomy during the Timurid period (14th century) place him amongst the ranks of the leading scientists of the Islamic world. One of his theories about the orbits of the Moon and Mercury was even ahead of the German Johannes Kepler’s postulation.

 

Kashan gained further influence during the Safavid (1501-1736) and Qajar (1796-1925) eras. Sir Thomas Herbert, the English traveler who visited this city during the Safavid period, declared Kashan as Iran’s second most important city in terms of wealth, glory and beauty. The grandeur of Kashan was the result of the developments pursued by Shah Abbas the Great, the Safavid king. The city fabric of Kashan mostly dates back to the Qajar period. The impressive introverted architecture of Kashan, featured in its houses, bazaars, and mosques, give the city a distinct character and ambience. Among Kashan’s many attractions are the Qajar era houses such as Tabatabai and Ameriha, representing the exquisite architecture of these traditional houses. The historical and UNESCO-listed Persian Garden of Fin is also located in Kashan.

Kashan

The Damask rose, known for its resilience and resistance to dehydration, is the emblem of Kashan, a desert town with cold winters and very hot summers. A delightful annual festival is held in Kashan every spring for extracting the Damask rose oil, when the city becomes fragrant with the scent of roses and rose water. The famed Tepe Sialk (Sialk Hill), which was excavated by the French archaeologist, Roman Ghirshman, is also near Kashan. This hill has relics ranging from the Neolithic period to the late Iron Age.  Sialk showcases amazing pottery with stunning motifs left by the first villagers of the world nine thousand years ago.

 

Some historians believe the name Kashan corresponds to the name of the Kassites, who ruled Mesopotamia for a long period in the second millennium BC. Kashan was also prominent during the Islamic period and produced many renowned scholars like the mathematician and astronomer, Jamshid-al-Kashi, whose discoveries in mathematics and astronomy during the Timurid period (14th century) place him amongst the ranks of the leading scientists of the Islamic world. One of his theories about the orbits of the Moon and Mercury was even ahead of the German Johannes Kepler’s postulation.

 

Kashan gained further influence during the Safavid (1501-1736) and Qajar (1796-1925) eras. Sir Thomas Herbert, the English traveler who visited this city during the Safavid period, declared Kashan as Iran’s second most important city in terms of wealth, glory and beauty. The grandeur of Kashan was the result of the developments pursued by Shah Abbas the Great, the Safavid king. The city fabric of Kashan mostly dates back to the Qajar period. The impressive introverted architecture of Kashan, featured in its houses, bazaars, and mosques, give the city a distinct character and ambience. Among Kashan’s many attractions are the Qajar era houses such as Tabatabai and Ameriha, representing the exquisite architecture of these traditional houses. The historical and UNESCO-listed Persian Garden of Fin is also located in Kashan.

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