Photo, Print, Drawing Bazaar of Isfahan.
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- Bazaar of Isfahan.
- This photograph shows a part of the bazaar in Isfahan, Iran as it appeared in 1944. A bazaar is a marketplace or assemblage of shops where a wide variety of goods and services are displayed for trade. "Bazaar" is derived from the Persian word for "market," and many believe that the bazaar is one of the most important landmarks of Persian civilization. Archaeologists have found evidence of bazaars in different parts of Iran, and scholars have concluded that the development of cities was based on not only a rising population, but also on the increase of production, which contributed to the growth of trade and accumulation of wealth. The bazaar of Isfahan, part of the heritage of the Seljuqid (circa 1000s--late 12th century) and Safavid (1501--1722) periods, is one of the oldest and largest bazaars of the Middle East. It is located in a vaulted, two-kilometer street linking the old city with the new. The vaulted ceiling, skylights, and latticed windows along with small shops selling Persian handicrafts are seen in the photograph.
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- [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1944.
- - Iran, Islamic Republic of--Eşfahān--Eşfahān
- - 1000 to 1944
- - Bazaars
- - Markets
- - Merchants
- - Rugs
- - Storefronts
- - Stores and shops
- - Street scenes
- - Street vendors
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - Original resource extent: 1 black and white photograph.
- - Original resource at: National Library and Archives of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
- - Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
- 1 online resource.
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Bazaar of Isfahan. Iran, Islamic Republic of Eşfahān, 1944. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668755/.
APA citation style:
(1944) Bazaar of Isfahan. Iran, Islamic Republic of Eşfahān, 1944. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668755/.
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Bazaar of Isfahan. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668755/>.