A look at the top historical sites in Iran


Muslim Pilgrims visit the mausoleum of Imam Reza, the 8th Shiite Muslim’s Imam and grandson of the Prophet Mohammad in Mashhad, 900 km (540 miles) in northeastern of Tehran, Iran Monday, Aug. 11, 2008. Today the holy shrine and its museum hold one of the most extensive cultural and artistic treasuries of Iran, in particular manuscript books and paintings. Several important theological schools are associated with the shrine of the Eighth Imam. There are also over 20 million pilgrims who visit the shrine every year. 

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