Alamut Castle

Where Every Stone Tells a Story

Alamut

Alamut is a region in Iran including western and eastern parts in the western edge of the Alborz massif, between the dry and barren plain of Qazvin in the south and the densely forested slopes of Mazandaran province in the north approximately 100 km (60 mi) from present-day Tehran. Since it lies on a mountain, it was named Alamut,which means “Eagle’s Nest.” Starting from Qazvin towardAlamut, passing through the first range of hills, curvatures,forms, scars, wrinkles are significant themes in nature’scomposition of this area. Two big citadels of Ismailists, Lambsar and Alamut castles are in this area. Hassan-Sabbah and his followers controlled the area for many years. Continue reading

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