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Georg Gerster: Highlights of Paradise Lost

Stunning aerial photographs of Persia
Georg Gerster, Bam (16 September 1977), Iran
The ancient citadel of Bam, built of sun-dried mud bricks, was destroyed by an earthquake on 26 December 2003.



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Between 1976 and 1978, Georg Gerster, a pioneer of aerial photography, was granted rare permission to record the landscapes and cities of Persia.  These pictures depict Persia's key archaeological sites and marvels, citadels and beautiful countryside. Paradise Lost: Persia from Above is Gerster's unique photographic record of a fascinating part of the word, unfamiliar to many of us.


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