Hilary Smith

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Hilary Smith MPhil, who took over the update of the third edition, is an independent lecturer and guide with wide-ranging interests focusing particularly on the cultural history of central Asia and the Indian subcontinent. She first visited Iran in 1976 and has been returning regularly ever since.

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The sacred fire

Learn why Zoroastrians are traditionally referred to as ‘fire worshippers’.

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Sheikh Safi Mausoleum

Take a tour of Sheikh Safi’s beautiful tomb in Ardabil. 

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