Masjed-Soleyman, where oil discovered in the Middle East for first time

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In ancient time a fire had been continuously flaming inside Sarmasjed Temple of Masjed-Soleyman. That is why it became possible to find oil and gas in the Middle East by an Englishman, William Knox D'Arcy, a hundred year ago and paved the road towards today's conflictions in the region.

French archaeology expedition under the supervision of Professor Roman Ghirshman made some important discoveries in Masjed-Soleyman. Ghirshman believes the present site of Masjed Soleyman (Parsomash) was the oldest capital of the Achaemenian Kingdom.

Masjed Soleyman's importance today is in oil exploration. William Knox D'Arcy, by contract with King Mozaffaroddin Shah Qajar, obtained permission to explore for oil for the first time in the Middle East, near this city. This event changed the history of Iran and the Middle East forever.

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Ali Memari on April 15, 2012

بسیار زیباست.لایک

Farid Atar on April 15, 2012

کار زیبایی شده با اون چشم انداز عالی


mustafa taşkın on April 15, 2012

Beautiful view and shot. Like

Reza Hekmat on April 16, 2012

تصوير بسيار زيباييه


Reza Partiya on April 16, 2012

زیباست جناب لطفی


Buts Yuri on April 16, 2012

Wonderful mountain landscape! LIKE-6 ! Greetings from Ukraine. Yuri.

Bassam Jayousi on April 16, 2012

Wonderful scenery, great shot. Like

Best wishes, Bassam

kurt Oblak on April 16, 2012

Ein wunderschöner Blickfang,Like 9,gruß KURT

Xeper on April 16, 2012

Beautiful place and landscape. The colors are wonderful. LIKE!

◄Pist@bácsi► on April 16, 2012

بسیار زیباست.


~Marlene~ on April 16, 2012

BEautiful landscape composition & color, great light! Like

Greetings, Marlene

baranak on April 16, 2012

چه رنگ ها و ترکیبی ثبت کردید....لایک

Eliton Sloma on April 16, 2012

Excelente foto. Muito bonita.

Belo momento. Like+Fav

Saudações Eliton,Brasil

Nikos Ntemiris on April 17, 2012

Θαυμάσια χρώματα και φως!

Πολύ όμορφη σύνθεση! Πανέμορφη φωτογραφία!

Μου άρεσε πολύ!

Χαιρετίσματα απο την Ελλάδα


unnippillai on April 17, 2012

Nice photo.....

Henu Eins on April 17, 2012 wishes..henu1

Arash Golkar on April 17, 2012

طبیعت دست نخورده؛ جالب شده

Thanasis Germanos on April 17, 2012

It's a very nice photo. LIKE Greetings and best wishes Thanasis

tizianoguidi on April 17, 2012


ayoub farabi on April 17, 2012

آفرین بسیار زیبا

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Photo taken in Khuzestan, جاده تمبی، Iran

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    by H. Lotfi-Azad
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A710 IS
    • Taken on 2012/03/25 16:25:02
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