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07/11/11

Photos: Children Swimming in Kerman's Historic Ganjali Khan Square

Photos by Hamid Sadeghi, Mehr News Agency

Children in the city of Kerman cool off during a hot summer day by jumping in the pool in the center of the historic Ganjali Khan Complex complex.

Children Swimming in Kerman's Historic Ganjali Khan Square

The Ganjali Khan Complex is a Safavid-era complex, located in the old center of city of Kerman, Iran. The complex is composed of a school, a square, a caravanserai, a bathhouse, an Ab Anbar (water reservoir), a mint, a mosque and a bazaar.

Children Swimming in Kerman's Historic Ganjali Khan Square

The Ganjali Khan Complex was built by Ganjali Khan who governed Kerman, Sistan and Kandahar provinces from 1596 to 1621 under Safavid Shah Abbas I. A number of inscriptions laid inside the complex indicate the exact date when these places have been built. The architect of the complex was Mohammad Soltani from Yazd.

 

The renovation of the complex which started recently has turned the place into piles of rubble during one of the busiest time of the year when tourists visit the place (read the related report - in Persian).



























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