Babak Castle and the Azeris

26th of July 2017 ​(4 Mordad 1396) 36°C, clear sky and no wind. Woke up at 5h30am again… and headed to Kalaybar, the starting point to explore the Babak Castle, a place of pilgrimage for the Iranian ethnic Turks (a.k.a Azeris), the stronghold of Babak Khorramdin, the leader of the Khurramites in Azarbaijan who fought the Islamic caliphate of Abbassids for more than twenty years (816-837AD). Continue reading “Babak Castle and the Azeris”