“Abyaneh is a village in Barzrud Rural District, in the Central District of Natanz County, Isfahan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 305, in 160 families.” –wikipedia
With it’s high altitude of 2235m Abyaneh is located on foot of Karkass (Volture) mountain, 70 km to the southeast of Kashan and 40 km to Natanz, Iran.
Due to the village’s location ,the Muslim conquest of Persia, (also known as the Arab conquest of Iran which occurred during the ruling Sasanian Empire in 651 and led the eventual decline of the Zoroastrian religion in Iran) was only able to take over this village during Saffavid Dynasty in Iran c. 1501 (around 1000 years later).
Abyaneh has been described as where one can transcend the boundaries of time and space and experience the ancient civilization and culture of Iran.
Part 1 of a docu-montage series shot in Iran.