- a city in central Iran: the capital of Persia from the 16th into the 18th century.
Examples from the Web for isfahan
Contemporary Examples of isfahan
Zealots on motorcycles are throwing acid at women whose veils are deemed too loose in the ancient city of Isfahan.
But the people of Isfahan are talking, and some are feeling decidedly anxious and worried.
Pakzad is referring to the head of Ansar-e-Hezbollah in Isfahan, who denies having heard the news.
Sara, 21 years old, lives in the historic Iranian city of Isfahan, close to Jolfa, the Christian quarter.
In general, Isfahan authorities have been unwilling to speak on the matter.
Historical Examples of isfahan
I found the middle classes of Isfahan to be remarkably cultivated.rminius Vambry, his life and adventures
The origin of Isfahan is not to be traced with any certainty.Ruins of Ancient Cities (Vol. I of II)
He then returned to Isfahan, where he made a stay of four months.Secret Societies of the Middle Ages
The Armenian merchants have, like the Europeans, their offices in Isfahan.Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Volume I (of 2)
Isabella L. Bird
The great mosque at Isfahan is a good illustration of the danger attending a too free use of surface decoration.
- a city in central Iran: the second largest city in the country; capital of Persia in the 11th century and from 1598 to 1722. Pop: 1 547 000 (2005 est)Ancient name: Aspadana (ˌæspəˈdɑːnə)