Chehel Sotoun (PHOTOS)

The structure was ordered built by Shah Abbas on a 67,000 square meter expanse of land.

Chehel Sotoun (Farsi for Forty Columns) is a historical monument in the central Iranian city of Isfahan.

 

The structure, a pavilion in the middle of a park at the far end of a long pool, was ordered built by Shah Abbas on a 67,000 square meter expanse of land.

The following images of the monument have been released by different news agencies:

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