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On a hill west of the town are the remains of the famous Maragheh observatory called Rasad Khaneh, constructed under the direction the Ilkhanid king, Hülagü Khan for Nasir al-Din al-Tusi. The building, which no doubt served as a citadel as well, enclosed a space of 340 by 135 meters, and the foundations of the walls were 13 to 2 meters in thickness. The observatory was constructed in the thirteenth century and was said to house a staff of at least ten astronomers and a librarian who was in charge of the library which allegedly contained over 40,000 books. This observatory was one of the most prestigious during the medieval times in the Islamic Empire during the golden age of Islamic science. The famous astronomer Ibn al-Shatir did much of his work in this observatory. Reference: www.wikipedia.org

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Maragheh's Tourist attractions

Historical Bazaar of Tabriz

Historical Baz...

The Bazaar of Tabriz is one of the oldest bazaars of the Middle East and the largest covered bazar in the world.[citation needed] It was inscribed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in July 2010. Tabriz has been a place of cultural exchange since antiquity. Its historic bazaar complex is...

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Eil Goli ( Shah Goli Pool )

Eil Goli ( Sha...

El-Gölü (Azerbaijani: Él-Gölü, and Persian: ایل گلی) is the name of a large park in Tabriz, Iran. Early history of the El-Gölü is not clear. However, it seems that it was used as a water resource for agricultural purposes. It was used as a summer palace during the Qajar dynasty (when Ta...

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Maqbaratoshoara ( Maghbaratolshoara )

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Maqbaratoshoara (Persian: مقبرةالشعرا‎) is a mausoleum for poets, mystics and famous people located in the Surkhab district of Tabriz in Iran. It was built by Tahmaseb Dolatshahi in the mid-1970s while he was the Secretary of Arts and Cultures of East Azarbaijan. On the east side of Sa...

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Babak fort ( Babak Castle )

Babak fort ( B...

Babak Fort or Babak Castle also known as the Immortal Castle or Republic Castle, is a large citadel and National Symbol of Iranians on the top of a mountain in the Arasbaran forests, which is located 6 km southwest of Kalibar City in East Azerbaijan province ,northwestern Iran. It ...

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Blue Mosque ( Masjed-e Kabud )

Blue Mosque ( ...

The Blue Mosque ( Masjed-e Kabud; Azerbaijani: Göy məscid) is a famous historic mosque in Tabriz, Iran. The mosque and some other public buildings were constructed in 1465 upon the order of Jahan Shah, the ruler of Kara Koyunlu. The mosque was severely damaged in an earthquake in 1779,...

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Asiyab Kharabe waterfall

Asiyab Kharabe...

Falls Mill Ruin Niagara Falls mill or mill ruins the Turkish Kharaba Dyyrman also called one of the finest attractions in East Azarbaijan is spectacular. The main waterfall is about 10 meters in height Vmsaht mill ruins area is 200 square meters. Tourist attractions, about 27 kilome...

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Ancient village of Majarshin

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Majarshin is one of the villages of East Azerbaijan province which is located in Gonbar Rural District, in the Central District of Osku County and is located nearly 65 from the city of Tabriz, Majarshyn. Majarshin is the ancient and historical village that has a green positive nature a...

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Tabriz's Mashrooteh (Constitutional) House

Tabriz's Mashr...

Constitution House of Tabriz, also known as Khaneh Mashrouteh or khaneh Abolmeleh, is a historical edifice located next to the Great Bazaar of Tabriz, on Motahari Ave in Tabriz, Iran. During the years which led to Constitutional Revolution and afterwards the house was used as a gatherin...

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Maragheh Observatory

Maragheh Obser...

On a hill west of the town are the remains of the famous Maragheh observatory called Rasad Khaneh, constructed under the direction the Ilkhanid king, Hülagü Khan for Nasir al-Din al-Tusi. The building, which no doubt served as a citadel as well, enclosed a space of 340 by 135 meters, an...

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Saint Stepanos Monastery

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The St. Stepanos Monastery (Armenian: Սուրբ Ստեփանոս վանք; Maghardavank Մաղարդավանք) is an Armenian monastery about 15 km northwest of Jolfa city, East Azarbaijan Province northeast Iran. It is situated in a deep canyon along the Arax river on the Iranian side of the border between Azer...

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Maragheh's Customs

Tabriz köfte

Tabriz köfte

Ingredients: 1lb ground beef - 3/4 cup split peas - 3/4 cup rice - 2 eggs - 2 medium onions - 2 tbsp zereshk - 6 prunes - 3 walnuts - 3 tbsp dried summer savory - 1 tbsp advieh - 1 tsp turmeric - oil, salt & pepper Prep work: Cook split peas until tender. Cook rice until just tende...

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Khoresht-e Havij ( Carrot Stew )

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Its a bit different than Havij Polo (Carrot Rice), and can be made to be sweet, sour, or a combination of the two. Ingredients (4 - 6 servings): Chicken or Beef — I used 2 chicken breasts - 1 small onion — finely chopped up - 5-6 carrots –grate half the carrots and chop the rest into ...

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Loobia Polo Tabrizi ( Rice With black-eyed bean )

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Geyganakh

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Costume

Costume

Traditional clothing in East Azerbaijan, more than any cultural issues has been under rapid changes. Today, only among local villagers and nomads this local clothing can be seen. Geographic condition, environment and climate, lifestyle, social condition, economic condition, technologica...

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 Language and dialectic

Language and ...

The most outstanding features from a cultural point of view are the language, Azari/Azerice, and folklore of this region. According to Dehkhoda Dictionary, the language of Azerbaijan is originally "a branch of the Iranian languages known as Azari" (see Ancient Azari language).However th...

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Folk music

Folk music

This is the music of provinces of Zanjan, East Azerbaijan, West Azerbaijan and Ardabil in Iran. Azerbaijan like other parts of Iran has a distinct music. The professional music of Azeri people are divided into two "distinct types", the music of "ashyg" and the "mugam". Reference : ...

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Yogurt Soup ( Ash-e Mast )

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As a family recipe there are many variations. The version I made included all three herbs, coriander, dill and mint, plus leek. However it can be made with just dill and no leek, you can even leave out the meat for a vegetarian soup. If you’re not a fan of coriander you could try replac...

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Omaj soup

Omaj soup

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Doymaj

Doymaj

Dvymaj Traditional dishes are Rvzd Dvymaj Azerbayjan. The fast food for breakfast and evening meal is prepared with herbs and summer fruits (grapes and watermelon) are a delicious and hearty taste that is prepared as follows. Ingredients: 4 Tabrizi Bread Water or buttermilk 1 cup ...

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Maragheh's Goods And Crops

Carpet

Carpet

East Azerbaijan Province and specially Tabriz has an excellent position in the handicraft industry of Iran, having a large share in the exports of the province. Tabriz carpets are widely known around the world and in international markets for their vibrant designs and colors. Without ex...

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Carpet

Carpet

A Tabriz rug/carpet is a type in the general category of Iranian carpets from the city of Tabriz, the capital city of East Azarbaijan Province in north west of Iran. It is one of the oldest rug weaving centers and makes a huge diversity of types of carpets. The range starts at Bazaar qu...

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Haris carpet

Haris carpet

The name of these carpets is associated with the village of Heris or Herez to the North East of Tabriz. Heriz rugs are Persian rugs from the area of Heris, East Azerbaijan in northwest Iran, northeast of Tabriz. Such rugs are produced in the village of the same name in the slopes of Mo...

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Verni bafi ( Weaving Verni)

Verni bafi ( W...

Verni-bafi (literally meaning Verni-weaving) is a unique art of northwestern Iran. This artistic activity is quite popular among women of the region, especially Arasbaran. Some 85 percent of nomads of East Azarbaijan province are active in weaving Verni. However, this Iranian handicra...

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Weaving Gelim ( kind of rug )

Weaving Gelim ...

Persian Kilims are flatweaves including Gelim, Sumakh, Jajim, & Sofreh types. A thousand years ago, every town in Iran had its own distinct weaving style. Society was also a factor: elegant silk carpets signalled wealth and distinction, while Sufis and Dervishes (who shunned earthly mat...

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White pottery Zenouz

White pottery ...

All stages of making clay in this way are applied traditionally the and mainly conclude Application containers such as plate, bowl, cup, saucers, water jug, teapot, etc. coverage of This clay is done with two types of pottery glazes , colorless Transparant and turquoise Transparant tha...

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Silversmith

Silversmith

Silver work and its related arts in the city of Tabriz with the quality flow by many artists. Tapestry work, engraving, scrimshaw are active field related to silver industry silver in this province, Jewelry, functional and decorative glassware, mirrors, and candlesticks, picture frames ...

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Nogha ( Loka )

Nogha ( Loka )

Tabriz is also famous for its delicious cookies, some of which are Tabriz specialities, including Ghorabiye, Eris, Nogha and many others. Persian nougat, known as gaz, is a variety that has been produced in Isfahan city for many centuries. It contains the sugary extract of the root of ...

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Qurabiya ( Ghorabiye )

Qurabiya ( Gho...

Qurabiya is an Iranian shortbread-type biscuit usually made with ground almonds. Cookies appear to have their origins in 7th century Persia, shortly after the use of sugar became relatively common in the region. Qurabiya cookies are said to originate in the Iranian Azerbaijani city of...

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Eris ( Ris )

Eris ( Ris )

Tabriz is notable for its delicious cookies in Iran, some of which are Ghorabiye, Eris and Nogha: That's a special kind of Gaz made mainly in the Azeri regions of Iran....

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