Images of Iran
|by John Walker
The imposing Arg-é Karim Khani (Citadel of Karim Khan) occupies a full city block in the middle of Shraz. It was built during the reign of Karim Khan Zand (AD 1747–1779), who moved the capital of Persia to Shiraz and built much of the city. Agha Muhammed Khan wrested power from the successors to Zand and moved the capital back to Tehran where it has remained ever since.