Saturday, June 14, 2008

Marble Sculpture of Nader Shah

Nader Shah ruled as King of Persia (1736-47 AD). His campaigns created a great Iranian Empire that briefly encompassed what is now Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, parts of the Caucasus region, and parts of Central Asia, but his military spending had a ruinous effect on the Persian economy. Nader Shah has been described as "the last great Asian military conqueror".

Location: Nader Shah tomb and musuem, Shohada Street, Mashhad