Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Archaeological Parts of the Tous Museum

A Distillation Set (Seljukid period: 1037–1194)

Earthen Lantern (Seljukid period: 1037–1194)

Old daggers (Parthian Empire period: 248 BC to 226 CE)

Tous is an ancient city in the Iranian province of Khorasan, near Mashhad. Interesting to know that the Greater Khorasan was a historic region that covered parts of modern day Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Iran, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan. Khorasan means the "the land of sunrise". Tous was almost entirely destroyed by Mongols conquest in 1220. Tous Museum is located in the garden where the great poet Ferdowsi is buried. Today I posted these photos for Dina. Shalom! :)