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Week 6 Persia Continued

Week 6: Sea of Turquoise Domes. For thousands of years the finest and most intense blue turquoise in the world was found in Persia, and the term "Persian Turquoise" became synonymous with the finest quality. The famed turquoise domed bazaar of Tabriz, one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East and the largest covered bazaar in the world was the commercial gem in the crown of the Persian Empire and a vibrant center of culture and commerce. During this week we deepen our understanding between East and West at a critical time when Islam begins to take root in an ancient civilization.

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