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Images related to the Central Figures: Bahá’u’lláh

View of the mountains where Bahá’u’lláh stayed in Sulaymaniyyih, 1940

Mansion of Bahjí where Bahá’u’lláh spent the final years of His life, early 1900s

Brocade pouch belonging to Bahá’u’lláh, 1952

The mosque in Amul, Mázandarán, Iran, where Bahá’u’lláh was tortured, c. 1930

The village of Niyarvaran near Tehran, where Bahá’u’lláh stayed overnight, 1930

Taj belonging to Bahá’u’lláh

In 1873, Bahá’u’lláh completed His most important work, the Most Holy Book (Kitáb-i-Aqdas), written in the His room (pictured here) in the House of ‘Údí Khammár, now part of the House of ‘Abbúd, 2000

The city of Tehran, Iran, where Bahá’u’lláh was born in 1817, c. 1930

Bahá’u’lláh departed the city of ‘Akká in 1877 through the land gate, seen here from outside the city walls, 1921

Cut reed pen belonging to Bahá’u’lláh

Decorated pen case belonging to Bahá’u’lláh

Cypress grove on the south side of the Shrine of the Báb, where Bahá’u’lláh indicated to ‘Abdu’l-Bahá where the Shrine of the Báb was to be built, c. 1909

Village of Badasht, where in 1848, Bahá’u’lláh hosted a gathering of the most eminent followers of the Báb, known as Bábís. The meeting established for the growing number of believers the independent character of the Bábí religion, c. 1930

The flower pots on the ground mark the location of the bench where Bahá’u’lláh often sat when He visited the garden, c. 1920

The land gate of 'Akka from inside the city. Bahá’u’lláh left through this gate. c. 1921

The sea gate where Bahá'u'lláh and His companions entered ‘Akká in 1868, c. 1920

Decorated pen case and pen case insert belonging to Bahá’u’lláh

Takur, in the north of Iran, where the family of Bahá’u’lláh had a house, c. 1930

The bridge at Büyükçekmece, Turkey, which Bahá’u’lláh and His companions crossed on their way from Constantinople to Adrianople in December 1863

Murgh-Mahallih, Bahá’u’lláh's summer residence in Shimran, on the lower slopes of the Elburz Mountains, Iran, 1914

Metal pen nib belonging to Bahá’u’lláh

The aqueduct to carry water to ‘Akká was built in about 1815 to replace an earlier one destroyed by Napoleon. By the time of Bahá’u’lláh's arrival, it had fallen into disrepair, 1968

A garden at Bahá’u’lláh's house in Shimran, early 1900s

Black horn knife used by Bahá’u’lláh

The city of Tehran, Iran, where Bahá’u’lláh was born in 1817, c. 1930

Historical view of Baghdad and the Tigris River, c. 1930

The village of Afchih, near Tehran, 1914

The house of Bahá’u’lláh in Takur, Mázandarán, c. 1930

The Riḍván Garden, located outside the city of ‘Akká, was rented by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in 1875 and prepared for Bahá’u’lláh's use. Bahá’u’lláh visited this garden many times during the latter part of his life

The pines of Bahjí on the land of the Jamal brothers, site of the dinner which signaled that Bahá’u’lláh could leave the boundaries of the walled city, c. 1900

The house of Bahá’u’lláh in Takur, Mázandarán, destroyed by the government in 1981, September 1975

The sea gate where Bahá’u’lláh and His companions entered ‘Akká in 1868

Copper inkwell with silver decorative top belonging to Bahá’u’lláh

Historical view of Baghdad, Iraq, c. 1930

Ink spoon belonging to Bahá’u’lláh

The Riḍván Garden, located outside the city of ‘Akká, was rented by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in 1875 and prepared for Bahá’u’lláh's use. Bahá’u’lláh visited this garden many times during the latter part of his life, c. 1920