Published on 28 May 2014 | Category : Isfahan

Siosepol

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Siosepol  (which means 33 Bridge or the Bridge of 33 Arches), also called the Allah-Verdi Khan Bridge, is one of the eleven bridges of Isfahan, Iran. It is highly ranked as being one of the most famous examples of Safavid bridgedesign.

Commissioned in 1602 by Shah Abbas I from his chancellor Allahverdi Khan Undiladze, an Iranian ethnic Georgian, it consists of two rows of 33arches. There is a larger base plank at the start of the bridge where the Zayandeh River flows under it, supporting a tea house.

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