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Maragheh

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Maragheh is a city in and the capital of Maragheh County, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran.

Observatory built in place of Maragheh Observatory.

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Most of the Maragheh residents consider themselves Iranian Azerbaijani. Maragheh was the capital of Ilkhanid Dynasty for a short time in thirteenth century.

Guy-Gunbad

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Maragheh is on the railway route between Tabriz and Tehran.

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There are buses from Tehran and Tabriz.

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Sahand airport has weekly flights from Tehran

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Sufi River passes through the middle of the city.
Qirmizi-Gunbad
  • 1 Maragheh Observatory (Faː رصدخانه). An institutionalized astronomical observatory which was established in 1259 CE under the patronage of the Ilkhanid Hulagu and the directorship of Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, a Persian scientist and astronomer. In the heights west of Maragheh, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran, it was once considered one of the most prestigious observatories in the world.
  • 2 Qirmizi Gunbad (Faː گنبد سرخ). A tower belong to Sajoughi period (12th century).
  • 3 Guy Gunbad (Faːگنبد کبود). The grave for Halgu Khan (first ruler of Ilkhanid Dynasty) built in 13th century.

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Tabriz

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