In the autumn of 2006, Richard visited Iran in order to research material for the new 
British Museum course Islamic Geometric Art: Persian Patterns. The images below were all taken by Richard during this trip. Richard also gave a public lecture at the Middle East Association in April 2007. This was published in the Journal of the Iran Society. To view a transcript of this lecture, please click on the link below:-

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Isfahan - Imam Mosque
- built 1611 - 1629 by 
Shah Abbas I (Safavid).
Isfahan - Imam Mosque
- built 1611 - 1629 by 
Shah Abbas I (Safavid).
Isfahan - Imam Mosque
- built 1611 - 1629 by 
Shah Abbas I (Safavid).
Isfahan - Imam Mosque
- built 1611 - 1629 by 
Shah Abbas I (Safavid).
Isfahan - Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
- built 1602-1619 by 
Shah Abbas I (Safavid).
Isfahan - Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
- built 1602-1619 by 
Shah Abbas I (Safavid).
Isfahan - Ali-Qapu 
- ‘Gate of Ali’ Palace. Built late 16th C CE. (Safavid)
Isfahan - Ali-Qapu 
- ‘Gate of Ali’ Palace. Music room. (Safavid)
Isfahan - Ali-Qapu 
- ‘Gate of Ali’ Palace. Painted wooden ceiling. (Safavid)
Isfahan - Hasht Behesht
- Palace of ‘Eight Paradises’. Built 1660’s (Safavid).
Isfahan - Hasht Behesht
- Palace of ‘Eight Paradises’. Built 1660’s (Safavid).
Isfahan - Hasht Behesht
- Palace of ‘Eight Paradises’. Painted ceiling. (Safavid).
Isfahan - Hasht Behesht
- Palace of ‘Eight Paradises’. Dome with oculus (Safavid).
Isfahan - Jameh Mosque
- Largest mosque in Iran, dates from 11th C CE, many later additions 
(Seljuk, Mongol, Safavid).
Isfahan - Jameh Mosque
- Main courtyard
(Seljuk, Mongol, Safavid).
Isfahan - Jameh Mosque
- Moareq - tile mosaic.
(Safavid).
Isfahan - Jameh Mosque
- Moareq - tile mosaic.
(Safavid).
Isfahan - Jameh Mosque
- Moareq - tile mosaic.
(Safavid).
Isfahan - Jameh Mosque
- Moareq - tile mosaic.
(Safavid).
Isfahan - Jameh Mosque
- Moareq - tile mosaic.
(Safavid).
Isfahan - Jameh Mosque
- Cut-stone work..
Isfahan - Jameh Mosque
- Moareq - tile mosaic.
Inner arch of Iwan.
Isfahan - Jameh Mosque
- Iwan.
Isfahan - Jameh Mosque
- Taj-Al-Mulk North Dome, built 11th C CE.
Isfahan - Jameh Mosque
- Taj-Al-Mulk North Dome, built 11th C CE.
Isfahan - Jameh Mosque
- Raised brick Seljuk wall.
Isfahan - Jameh Mosque
- Raised stone Seljuk wall.
Isfahan - Jameh Mosque
- Seljuk brick vaulting.
Isfahan - Jameh Mosque
- Seljuk brick vaulting.
Isfahan - Jameh Mosque
- Main courtyard
(Seljuk, Mongol, Safavid).
Isfahan - Mausoleum
- Moareq - cut tile work.
(Safavid)
Isfahan - Mausoleum
- Moareq - cut tile work.
(Safavid)
Isfahan - Madir-i-Shah
- aka ‘Char Bagh Madrassa.
Moareq - cut tile work.
(Safavid)
Isfahan - Khaju Bridge
- built circa 1650 by 
Shah Abbas II. 132m long with 2 terraced arcades. (Safavid).
Isfahan - Khaju Bridge
- built circa 1650 by 
Shah Abbas II (Safavid).
Nai’in
- Pirlo house museum.
Nai’in
- Mosque door.
Nai’in
- Mosque door.
Shiraz - Vakil (Regent’s) Mosque
- Built 1773 by Karim Khan. Most of the tiling added in Qajar period.
Shiraz - Vakil (Regent’s) Mosque
- Built 1773 by Karim Khan. Most of the tiling added in Qajar period.
Naqshe-Rostam (near Shiraz)
- Zoroastrian fire temple at Achaemenid site.
Built circa 1000 BCE.
Persepolis (near Shiraz)
- Centre of Achaemenid civilization. Site dates from 515 BCE. Shallow relief carving.
Persepolis (near Shiraz)
- Centre of Achaemenid civilization. Site dates from 515 BCE. Inverted capital.
Kerman - Ganj-Ali Mosque
- Smallest mosque in the world?
Yazd - Bagh-e-Doulat Abad
- Built 1750, former residence of Karim Khan Zand.
Kerman - Jameh Mosque
- built 1349, modernised during Safavid period. Moareq work.
Kerman - Jameh Mosque
- built 1349, modernised during Safavid period.
Kerman - Jameh Mosque
- built 1349, modernised during Safavid period. Moareq work.
Kerman - Moshtari-ye Moshtaq Ali-Shah 
- Mausoleum to reknowned Sufi mystic. (Qajar)
Kerman - Moshtari-ye Moshtaq Ali-Shah 
- Mausoleum to reknowned Sufi mystic. (Qajar)
Kerman - Bazar-e Vakil
Regent’s bazaar.
Desert Kaluts
- Natural clay formations in desert north-east of Kerman.
Desert Kaluts
- Natural clay formations in desert north-east of Kerman.
Desert Kaluts
- Natural clay formations in desert north-east of Kerman.
Yazd - Jameh Mosque
- built 15th C CE on site of 12 C CE fire temple. Panel detail.
Yazd - Jameh Mosque
- built 15th C CE on site of 12 C CE fire temple. Dome.
Yazd - Jameh Mosque
- built 15th C CE on site of 12 C CE fire temple. Door panel.
Yazd - Jameh Mosque
- Door panel detail.
Kharanaq - Caravanserai
- built 17th C CE, restored.
Kashan - Soltaniye Mosque
- Dates back to Seljuk period, but current structure built in 1808 CE by Fath Ali Shah. Now houses madrassa.
Kashan - Khan-e Ameriha
- Former home of Qajar era governor Agha Ameri.
Kashan - Khan-e Ameriha
- Former home of Qajar era governor Agha Ameri.
Kashan - Khan-e Ameriha
- Former home of Qajar era governor Agha Ameri.
Kashan - Khan-e Abbasin
Kashan - Bazaar
- Vaulted ceiling, 19th C CE.
Kashan - Bazaar
- Vaulted ceiling, 19th C CE.