A day trip to Alamut castle!

June 19, 2018

Holidaymakers tour the ruins of Alamut castle, situated in Iran’s Qazvin province, June 17, 2018.

Also known as the castle of the Assassins, the 12th-century structure is nested on top of a peak. It was once a shelter for the followers of Hasan-e Sabbah (1070–1124) who was a spiritual leader of an Islamic sect.

In early 1930s, British-Italian explorer and travel writer Freya Stark described her exploration of the place in her book “The Valleys of the Assassins”.

(PHOTO: Amin Rahmani/ISNA)


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