Azadi Tower of tehran

Azadi Tower has been the longstanding symbol of Tehran. Built in 1971 in commemoration of the 2,500th anniversary of the first Persian empire, the Azadi Tower in Tehran is a “gateway into the city. ” It was named the “Shahyad” (King’s Memorial) in honor of the Shah, but was changed to “Azadi Tower” (Freedom) after the Revolution of 1979. combines elements of Sassanid and Islamic architecture. . After being closed for years, the tower reopened in 2006. It is 50 meters (164 ft) tall and completely clad in cut marble. The main display is occupied by a copy of the Cyrus Cylinder (the original tours the world, but lives in the British Museum).

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