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These animation brings to life two very important Persian Castles which were captured and partially destroyed by the Mogul invasion of Iran circa 1250. It has taken two years of meticulous surveying of the area, capturing more than 700 photographs, measuring each area of the castles including the height and thickness of walls, comparing all drawings with satellite picture to ensure 100% accuracy. This is the first time that such a task has been undertaken in Iran to show a historic monument as it would have been in its glory days. Both these castles are important archetictal achievements which have been recognized by experts as being one of the most important castles in the world ( Please see article in London Times newspaper by Norman Hammond )The third animation is currently under construction. The originality of work and design is the main aim of this collection. This work can be regarded as animated engraving / paintings of the Safavid era. These engravings are made very accurately such that with displacement of a few small lines, the whole design will change its shape. This project was started more than a year ago and the work still continues. Once it is complete it would the first of its kind.


Gerd Kooh

Gerd Kooh (Deje Gonbadan) is a castle that originally dates back to 2500 BC. This castle was destroyed in 1250 at the time of the invasion of IRAN by Mongol army. The castle remains are as it stood at the time of its destruction. This castle has a long history and fortifications on the ground are the remnants of the invading armies. It is said that it took 20 years to invade this castle, however the more likely invasion of the castle took five years.

 

Saru Castle

Saru, which lies about 100 miles east of Tehran, stands on a peak nearly 1,000ft high, with triple defensive walls and round towers every 100 yards above a steep slope to the valley floor. The castle is in good preservation mainly due to the fact that it remains undiscovered. Other forts in the area suggested that a large part of the route between Tehran and Mashhad was controlled by the occupants.