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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Bastam is an ancient town founded in the 6th century located in Khorasan, 6 km north of the Iranian city of Shahrud. The town is known for its Islamic monuments from the Ilkhanid period and its association with the mystic Bayazid Bastami. The Elburz mountains are to the north of the town. A tradition says that the town was founded by a certain Bistam, uncle of the Sassanid king Khosrau II. The salt crystals can be used to extract many minerals such as brine and sodium however such extraction does not exist. The surrounding landscape was greener in the past however over grazing and drier climate has killed off most of the vegetation. Many wild animals such as deer, boars and cayotes lived in the area, but they have since gone extinctshow more

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