Alamut Castle Conjunction

By: Tunc Tezel


Region: Middle East

Site: Alamut Valley - Iran

Date: 2014 Febuary 26

In this early morning view a close conjunction of Moon and Venus appears next to the Milky Way fading in twilight. On the Earth is a silhouette of Alamut mountain fortress in the central Alborz Mountains of Iran. Alamut Castle (2160 m) was built into the rock in the 9th century. The name means Eagle's Nest. Home of the legendary Assassins featured in the adventure movie Prince of Persia, Alamut was also historically a center for libraries and education. For a time, it was the residence of important 13th century Persian scholar and astronomer Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (or simply known as Tusi). Tunc Tezel

All TWAN photos and videos are copyrighted

Share this page:




Home  |  Galleries  |  About TWAN  |  Contact Us  |  Photo Policy