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    Posted: 12-Oct-2010 at 14:32
Abyaneh (Ancient Viuna):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  Quote red clay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Oct-2010 at 08:52
A potters paradise?  Man, look at that seam of dark red clay running through the mountains.  Red indicates a high Iron content in the clay, usually an indicator of the Temperature the clay matures at when fired. 
It's interesting how the red Iron oxide from the hills has colored everything surrounding.
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  Quote Pytheus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Oct-2010 at 16:19
Those buildings contain half the ingrediants of thermite...............................
 
 
Here's some from the Kasbah in Morocco.
 
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  Quote eaglecap Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Oct-2010 at 18:10
Interesting! thanks for posting this!

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  Quote Cyrus Shahmiri Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-Oct-2010 at 18:07
Abyaneh is one of my favourite villages in Iran, it reminds me of Aladdin game that I played when I was a kid:
 
 
It is said there are 30 wonderful villages in Iran, Abyaneh is one of them, these are some other ones:
 
Kandovan:

Makhunik:

Meymand:

Bayaze:

Uraman:

Ragheh:

 
Mazichal:
 
 
Nayband:
 
 
Masuleh:

Kharanaq:
 
 
Nusha:
 
 
Izadkhast:
 
 
 Nashtifan:
 
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  Quote Menumorut Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Oct-2010 at 14:11
These villages look incredible! It reminds me the feeling when as a child I was watching the Sindbad the Sailor Japanese animation series.

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Wow! I can't believe it!Censored
 
Here's more!
 
 
 
 
 
Maybe that works!Tongue
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Timbuktu is famous for its mud mosques. At one time it was the leading Islamic university
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  Quote red clay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Jul-2011 at 10:55
Now the name Timbuktu is used to denote distance, unknown situations etc.  It's interesting that a settlement near me was named Timbuktu.  It was one of the earliest settlements for freed and escaped slaves.  Known locally as "Buctoo", it was famous for their "Minuteman" like response to "slave catchers".  On several occasions the Slave catchers were themselves caught and treated to an oldtime tar and feather party, tied to a rail and unceremoniously carried out of the town.  Obviously the town name came from an escaped slave or slaves that knew of the original.  As it's pretty certain the locals here at the time had no knowledge of it.
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