Photos: Isfahan, the city that was once called “Half The World”

ISNA | Morteza Zangane: Isfahan is Iran’s third largest city and number-one tourist destination, with an impressive history and outstanding architecture. The city was once called ‘Isfahan nesf-e jahan’ which literally means ‘Isfahan is half the world’. The history of Isfahan is very broad with many successive invasions, starting with the period of the Achamaenids and ending with the Qajar dynasty.