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May 24, 2012 - Day Trip to Bam, Rayen, & Mahan

See News of 4-16-13 Earthquake...Biggest in 40 Years 5-24 - Day Trip Wiki Info Bam Wiki Info Rayen Castle Wiki Info Mahan Today we went to Bam, Rayen, and Mahan, towns which are up to 3 hours away from Kerman. Ban is the mud building town completely destroyed by an earthquake in Dec. 2003 which killed over 31,000 people. It leveled the mud brick citadel, the largest adobe structure on earth, which dated from 300 BC more or less. Much has been rebuilt but with modern materials in the town and the citadel is a UNESCO site which is being...

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Mar 16, 2005 - Bam, 15 months on

It's almost 15 months since an earthquake flattened Bam, killing more than 31,000 people and turning most of the ancient city to dust. Normality has returned, but for Bam normality is a relative thing. Most people are no longer living in the white canvas Iranian Red Crescent tents they called home for the first six months of last year. Instead, they live in small concrete buildings or 'connexes' (prefabricated, lightweight, boxy buildings), coolers perched against their walls to counter the 50-degree Celsius temperatures of summer. Imam...

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