February 15, 2016

1888 & 1921: Views of Shiraz and the Qur'an Gate

The capital of the Province of Fars is situated in a fertile plain at an elevation of a mile above sea level. A mud wall four miles in circumference surrounds the town, which has a population of 60,000. 
(National Geographic, 1921)
Qur'an Gate 1888 (Encyclopedia Iranica)