Bam Citadel

In the province of Kermán is the incredible citadel of Bam made of adobe. Authentic work of engineering with an area of ​​180,000 square meters and more than 1000 years old dating back to 500 BC. In the past it was one of the most important cities and an unavoidable stop on the mythical Silk Road passing through Iran. The citadel consists of 400 houses and 67 castles apart from the largest one in the middle with panoramic views. The castle walls measure between 6 and 7 meters. The houses are of three types: those that are small with 2.3 rooms for lower-class families, the largest ones with 3.4 rooms for middle-class people and the luxurious ones that mostly belonged to the Jews. The last king of the Zand dynasty died here. The citadel was completely destroyed in an earthquake in 2003. You can still imagine walking through its streets how its schools, the stately courtyards, the governor’s palace and the old Jewish quarter would be like.


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