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The oldest surviving mosque of Iran, the Tarik Khaneh, about 760. Damghan, Iran.
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The oldest surviving mosque of Iran, the Tarik Khaneh, about 760. Damghan, Iran.

Caravanserai near Damghan, Iran.
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Caravanserai near Damghan.

Town in northern Iran with 50,000 inhabitants (2003 estimate), situated on a large, barren gravel plain southeast of the Alborz Mountains, at en elevation of 1,200 metres above sea level. It lies in Semnan Province.
Damghan is a farily small region centre, where pistachios and almonds are among the most important products.
Damghan's main landmark is also probably the oldest surviving mosque of Iran, the Tarik Khaneh, is from about 760. The minaret is far younger, added to the structure in the 11th century.




By Tore Kjeilen