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desainmeUntitled Comment

desainme

Voted 10/10

Good mountain views and flowers too. Lots of hidden valleys- wonder if Zoroastrianism flourishes here?
Posted Aug 9, 2005 11:26 pm

naderUntitled Comment

nader

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Thank you for your vote and for taking the time to see all my pictures and your interest in Zoroastrianism.



You will find many references to Damavand or the Alborz Mountains in the pre-Islamic Persian texts/legends. Today, Zoroastrians comprise less than one percent of the Iranian population. They are scattered around the country but their largest community seems to be (to my knowledge) in the central city of Yazd. It is said that the daughter of the last Persian emperor found refuge in the mountains around Yazd from the invading Arab armies. The sudden collapse of the powerful Persian Empire by the Islamic army came as a shock and a sign that the new religion probably has the support of God himself. The debate goes on and on among Iranians with some saying that Islam was voluntarilly accepted by Iranians due to the excesses of the old Persian Empire which had a strict class structrure (not that things changed after Islam). Others say it was a religion forced on Persians through military conquest and the Persians eventually went to create Shiite Islam to "distinguish" themselves from the invading Arabs. Today, disenchantment with the political situation has created new interest in Zoroastrianism wich is reminiscent of the glory days of the old Persian Empire.
Posted Aug 10, 2005 9:54 am

mountainfireUntitled Comment

Voted 10/10

Great information and pictures.Thank you.
Posted Aug 10, 2005 1:59 am

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nader

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Thank you for your vote.
Posted Aug 10, 2005 12:04 pm

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Corax

Voted 10/10

Informative page with lots of nice photos. I have to go through my photos from the Karaj mountains. I think I have walked this ridge.

Posted Aug 10, 2005 6:14 am

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Dave K

Voted 10/10

Excelent job, Nader.
Posted Aug 10, 2005 9:16 am

naderUntitled Comment

nader

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Thank you Dave.
Posted Aug 10, 2005 12:08 pm

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Scott

Voted 10/10

Good page. Interesting name for a mountain.
Posted Aug 10, 2005 10:39 am

naderUntitled Comment

nader

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Thanks.
Posted Aug 10, 2005 12:09 pm

nomadUntitled Comment

nomad

Voted 10/10

You know how to catch things the best in a shot, I never sense the size limit of SP in your pics.
Posted Aug 10, 2005 4:51 pm

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nader

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Posted Aug 10, 2005 10:08 pm

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IdahoKid

Voted 10/10

Beautiful photos Nader, thanks for posting!

Sean
Posted Aug 10, 2005 6:11 pm

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nader

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Posted Aug 10, 2005 10:09 pm

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brendon

Voted 10/10

I like it.
Posted Aug 11, 2005 4:18 am

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Posted Aug 11, 2005 1:53 pm

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rpc

Voted 10/10

Nice page and gorgeous photography!
Posted Aug 11, 2005 5:59 pm

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nader

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Thank you for your vote. I appreciate your very kind comments.
Posted Aug 11, 2005 11:15 pm

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