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The main gate to the Sa'd abad Royal comlex, Tehran.
Sa'd Abad Royal complex consisted of some large gardens in the Qajar era, When Ahmad Shah Qajar, the last king of the dynasty(1787-1921 AD), built his own palace at the top of the area. Later, his primier, Reza, Who later became the first king of the Pahlavi dynasty, buit a small but magnificent palace just opposite to Ahmad shah's palace, a marble building that were called the Shahvand or Green Palace.After he reached the throne, all the gardens were used as a royal residence.
The complex was turned into a museum after the revolution of the 1979 in Iran and a number of museums and cultural centers were built in this palace. There are currently 18 museums at Sa'd Abad Palace, several halls of which were used for receiving foreign dignitaries or holding cabinet meetings during the Pahlavi dynasty (1925-1979 AD).
This gate is one of the early elements of the Pahlavi era, built in this area. There used to be a magnificent tile Pahlavi crown at the top of the gate which was badly damaged during the revolution of 1979. Some parts of it are still visible in this photo.

دروازه ورودي كاخ سعد آباد، تهران

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