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Persian Dynasty Tour

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2,342

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Tehran

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Kashan

17 Days

The tour is a great combination of tangible and intangible clues of culture, which shows you the development of fine arts and architecture as a rule of lifestyle through the passage of time, also depicts you the influence of kingdoms to shape the root of Persian culture.

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Itinerary

Tehran (2N), Hamedan (1N), Kermanshah (3N), Shiraz (4N), Isfahan (3N), Kashan (2N).

At the time of arrival at IKA airport, our representative will welcome you with Logo show card and guiding you to exit the airport to the hotel. Leave the hassle of flight under the shower and relax before the tour of Tehran treasure. Tehran, as the most modern city and capital of Persia, where clearly shows the classical and modern combination of Persian culture, is located on the south of Alborz mountain range. Damavand, the highest Summit of Persia is a heroic symbol of Tehran, also the city embraces cultural & natural landscapes with brilliant glory of palaces and distinctive museums.

After Check-in and having a rest we take a walk through Laleh park to Carpet museum, where shines for the collection of Persian carpets since the 1500 year to now, then gather together with leaders and fellow travellers to have a brief about the tour.

Overnight Tehran, (D).

 

Carpet Museum
Carpet Museum is the most distinctive gallery of Persian rugs to amaze you with the beauty of colours and themes of authentic Persian art.

Persian Imperial Heritage Tour begins with Golestan Palace as a royal complex with over 400 years old, which is decorated with peculiar ornaments such as tiling, mirror-works and paintings, surpassed the four kings who crowned in its majesty and now distinguished itself as a Unesco World Heritage, soon after that overlooking Tehran Grand Bazaar, a roofed up building with the old-time architecture of passages and pathways which leave you in a puzzle as a cultural and economic centre in the downtown of Tehran, after that our exploration continues to Iran National Museum as the cradle of Persia story that holds archaeological collections in two separate structures; Ancient Iran Museum and Museum of Islamic Period, which present you with culture, art and history of Persia, then (Sat to Tue 14:30 to 16:30) walking to Treasury of National Museum (National Jewelry Museum), where shines for the beauty of the diamonds, jewels and royal heritages, to feel kingdom lifestyle better,

Overnight Tehran, (B,L,D).

Iran National Museum
Iran National Museum narrates stories about history, culture, innovations and empires of human beings in Mesopotamia and central plateau of Persia created by Aryans, Medes, Elamite and Persian since Paleolithic to the Islamic era.

Hamedan is an iconic city in terms of ancient urbanism, religion diversity and handicrafts, where Ecbatana Ancient City absorbs your attention to 3000 years ago with mud & brick remains at the heart of Hegmataneh Antique City, also Hamedan has gained a prominent position in ceramic and pottery craftsmanship in the Middle East.

Today we satisfy our curiosity about Persian pottery by learning new skills in creating our very own pottery under the hands-off instructions of professionals in Lalejin pottery workshops, after that we visit Ecbatana Ancient City, where confirms that the existence of urbanism dated back to pre-Aryans mass migration era to Hamedan. The engineering pattern such as sewage system proves orderly structure of ancient time which caused the city to be registered in the tentative list of Unesco World Heritage, then taking a walk to Tomb of Esther and Mordechai, the most important Jewish shrine in Persia, which demonstrates Jewish persistence in Hamedan, also Jewish use surrounding area as a cemetery, after that visiting Avicenna Mausoleum to know a genius scientist with the diversity of expertise in the field of medicine, philosophy, music, mathematics and natural sciences who wrote more than 400 books such as ‘The Canon of Medicine’ and ‘The Healing Book’, which were taught in most well-known universities of the word.
Overnight Hamedan, (B,L,D).

 

Ecbatana Ancient City
Ecbatana Ancient City is a legacy of Pre-Elamite civilization which reconstructed during Achaemenid era.

A pleasant morning drive brings us to Ganjnameh, an Achaemenid inscription which means ‘treasure of letter’ that is a great depiction of the grandeur of antiquity with nature, where Darius the Great advised his son by engraving on three columns in three languages in his remembrance, then having a tour to Kermanshah through Anahita Temple in Kangavar where is attributed to be god Anahita edifice, consists of a temple, peristyle and courtyard, which dated to Achaemenid era with renovation during Parthian and Sassanid empire, after that exploring Bisotun, an outdoor museum since Paleolithic time to the contemporary era, which depicts huge relation between nature and culture and registered as a Unesco World Heritage, indicates one of the most significant archaeological and historical inscriptions in the world. As a multicultural and monarchical remains, which demonstrate the Greek influence and Sassanid power in Persia, the inscription is a vital legacy to humanity.

Overnight Kermanshah. (B,L,D)

Bisotun
Bisotun is an outdoor museum of inscriptions which demonstrate Sassanid artistic value.

Kermanshah, a mountainous region with a moderate climate which is occupied with inhabitants of diverse nationality and religion is proud of being the second royal Sassanid empire accommodation. Kurds, the main residents of the area with a disparate cultural character of music, folkloric dance and cuisine are known as the origin of Aryans with aristocratic customs and traditions.
Today we travel to Taq-e Bostan, a complex of Sassanid glories including rock relief with inscriptions about religious attitudes, music and rejoice and rock-cut with artistic and historical values about emperor’s ceremonies and hunting, illustrate Sassanid empire majesty in the northeast part of Kermanshah along Silk Road, then wander at Jameh Mosque of Shafi’i through its unique masterpiece of Peso-Islamic culture, not only in religious tendencies but also in Structure, where Sunni Muslims gather together for social and cultural-religious issues such as Friday Praying. The architecture is an excellent typical Islamic Mosque with a combination of Azeri and Persian architecture, after that visiting Falak-ol-aflak Castle the one that declares itself as an emblem of Luristan province which used to be a Colossal defensive military structure on the top of a hill during Sassanid era, then became a prison and nowadays are used as an anthropological Museum.

Overnight Khuzestan , (B,L,D).

Falak-ol-aflak
An ancient fortress with a great view of Lorestan is a glory of the Sassanid empire.

Khuzestan is a cradle of civilization as it’s history dated back to pro-Elamite period, also an outstanding city where multicultural residents from different tribes such as Lurs, Bakhtiaris, native Arabs and Persians live together in harmony. It is remarkable to mention that Khuzestan as a result of a huge reservoir of oil and gas is the economic heart of Persia.
We embark on a full day expedition to Unesco World Heritage sites which starts with Susa (Shush), one of the dateless residential area which constructed during pro-Elamite period and renovated by Achaemenid emperors as one of their four capitals, then lost its significance in Sassanid era. The settlement which was the centre of Elamite Civilization consists of three main parts; Royal City, Acropolis and Apadana, soon after we visit Susa (Shush) Museum as an incredible gallery of archaeological masterworks from Susa ancient city, unbelievable remains from Elamite civilization and identifying potteries from Persian empires,
then having a tour through Chogha Zanbil Ziggurat, which seems to be the first spiritual monument in Persia and the largest Ziggurat on earth, constructed by Elamite around 1200 B.C, after that, we travel to Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, a masterpiece of genius engineering, which is believed by archaeologists to be the greatest ancient industrial complex, built by Darius the Great during Achaemenid empire. The Purpose of construction such system with chain of canals, mills, bridges, waterfalls, dams, and huge tunnels was to take advantage of water to plant more orchards and better farming during Achaemenians and Sassanians.

Overnight Behbahan, (B,L,D).

 

Susa
Susa is an archive of archaeological remains of the Achaemenid era as one of the three capital of the empire.

Our tour takes us to Persian-Arab culinary culture as an identifying speciality belonging to the Arab regions of the southwest of Persia where they build distinctive guesthouses out of wild palm leaves which are called Mozif to show warm hospitality through serving garnished foods and Arabia coffee by a very unique customs, then moving to Behbahan bypassing Ahvaz.

Overnight Behbahan, (B,L,D).

Mozif
Identifying Arabic structure to depict the culture of hospitality with unique cookery art and serving traditions.

Shiraz, the motherland of Persian Culture with all legendary Achaemenian’s glories is the city of prose & poem, gardens and flowers. Historical ornaments such as Persepolis and Pasargadae, which are spread through the tale of the province since Achaemenid empire to Zand Dynasty, also spirituality always associates with the story of the people, not only during Zoroastrianism but also at the time of Islam.

Today we will visit Bishapur Ancient City (Sassanid Archeological Landscape), built-in admiration for the triumph over Romans in the rein of the second king of Sassanid empire. There are vertical & horizontal streets which displays Roman influence on Persian architecture at the time, also rock reliefs and rock cuts depicting the victory and the spiritual respect of the Kings to the god.

Sa’diyeh is the mausoleum of a poet who nourishes you with words and wisdom to enlighten your soul. Sa’adi with his global reputation for verses about human rights left us the most valuable heritage by writing books such as GOLESTAN & BOSTAN.

Overnight Shiraz, (B,L,D).

Bishapur Ancient City
Bishapur Ancient City depicts the best part of Sassanid architecture and the influence of Roman art in the urban structure of Persia.

We travel outside of Shiraz to explore Persepolis, one of the three Achaemenid Empire Capitals, which is dedicated to ceremonial events to demonstrate the imperial majesty and eminence, constructed by Darius the Great. The palace with the meaning of ‘city of Persians’ is a great example of Achaemenid architectural style, then visiting Naqsh-e Rustam, a Necropolis, where the emperors of Persian civilization are buried in rock cuts, with king’s engraved messages on rock reliefs, also the Zoroastrians sacred place “ Cube of Zoroaster ” as a spiritual monument is located next to the rock face, after that taking a short walk to Naqsh-e Rajab, an open-air archaeological archive which displays Sassanid imperial impregnable power and triumph over Roman emperor on bas-relief inscriptions. soon after we will have a glance to Quran Gate, which is the entrance gate of Shiraz from the north, built by Zand dynasty in reason of blessing passengers by the holiness of Quran, next to the gate is Tomb of Khwaju, who was the guru in literature, also a guide to Hafiz, then we visit
Hafezieh, the mausoleum of a poet whose love stories, spiritual beliefs and sagacious poems left an untouched and legacy behind for readers to alleviate with. Hafez Ghazal by the use of eloquence inspired Persians to fall in love, be honest and worship Allah.

Overnight Shiraz, (B,L,D).

Persepolis
Persepolis embraces the most significant Achaemenid heritage, not only as an archeological remain, but also as a fact of cultural legacies of Persians.

Today is devoted to the beauty of Shiraz, at first we visit Nasir-ol-Molk, a supreme intellectual and artistic sacred place which proves no comparison with a typical mosque. Spirituality lies inside when sunshine passes through the colourful glasses of windows to Persian carpet orchards or on the firm columns inside, also you will be dazzled by the superb celling ceramic-work, then we walk to Qavam House, a unique model of Persian architecture which depicts most of the artistic value of the culture, not only in the garden with fountains, planting flowers and palm trees, but also with gorgeous mirror-works and European style of paintings, after a break for lunch our exploration continues with Eram Garden, the original meaning of Paradise (Pardis in the Persian Language) by displaying the Persia peculiar Structure in magnificent buildings and botanical garden, further to usual monuments we experience Shahcheragh, the third holiest shrine in Persia, which provides you with a very sophisticated feeling of spirituality as a reason of its brown colour face which takes you out of the worldly tensions.

Overnight Shiraz, (B,L,D).

Eram Garden
Eram Garden is a real meaning of the Persian word “Pardis” (paradise) which confirms itself as an orchard with the identifying structure of the central mansion.

The visits will include Dokhtar Castle (Sassanid Archeological Landscape) which intended to be dedicated to god Anahita as its name (“Girl Castle” or “The Maiden’s Castle”) announces, then we will explore Ardashir Investiture Relief (Sassanid Archeological Landscape), an inscription which shows the belief of immortality and majesty of Sassanid king as Ahuramazda (Zoroastrians god) is awarding them by a royal ring.
It is built by the first king of Sassanid empire to defeat Parthian empire on the top of a hill close to south Fars river, after that visiting Ardashir Papakan Palace (Sassanid Archeological Landscape), an imperial model of a castle-like construction which is built by the influence of Achaemenid architecture at the earliest time of Sassanid empire, finally we reach Gor Ancient City (Sassanid Archeological Landscape) which originally dated to Achaemenid empire, but rebuilt during the first king of Sassanid empire with striking in size as constructing fire temple, bridge and tower are depicting one of the four administrative center of Sassanian.

Overnight Shiraz, (B,L,D).

 Ardashir Papakan Palace
Ardashir Papakan Palace is an open-door museum which let you discover Persian royal lifestyle in detail.

We embark on full-day travel to Isfahan by having a deep expedition to Pasargadae, the ancient capital of Achaemenid, which was built under the order of Cyrus the Great with famous fourfold Persian model of the garden, to explain the nobility of the emperor and his necropolis, after that our exploration takes us to the Global City of Wood-carvings to discover a very skilful art which is called Monabatkari or Moghaarkari by professionals who replete woods with religious design or flower motifs in their workplace, then we will have an expedition to IzadKhast Complex, which is built as an adobe structure during the reign of Sassanid empire, including a fortress, fire temple, caravansary, bathroom and the city of IzadKhast. The complex was renovated after the Arab conquest of Persia by constructing a mosque over the fire temple, also during Safavid era by adding a caravansary and bridge to be livable till Qajar dynasty.

Overnight Isfahan, (B,L,D).

Izadkhast Complex
Izadkhast Complex is a unique citadel next to historic Silk Road as a spot, not only for military uses but also for merchants and travellers to rest, pray and network in ancient time.

 

 Pasargadae
Pasargadae ancient city embraces Cyrus the Great Tomb, Pasargadae garden and Prison of Solomon to demonstrates better detail about the first king of Achaemenid empire and the urban structure of the time.

Isfahan, the city of glories and Perso-Islamic masterpieces devoted itself to craftsman’s dexterity to become centre of art, not only in architecture or handicrafts but also in urban structures and music. The city is a treasure of mosques, Cathedrals, mansions, bridges and gardens which amazed visitors in all aspects of skilful ingenuities. Isfahan is also the centre for wall-paintings and frescoes which narrate antique tales from Persia history of battles and love stories since thousands of years ago, especially in attractions such as Ali Qapu Palace and Chehel Sotun Garden.
Tour through Isfahan begins with a three-floor building which is called Qeisarie Gate in remembrance of the king as the main entrance to Isfahan Grand Bazaar, which directs us to Naqsh-e Jahan Square (Meidan Emam) to visit the masterwork of chief architect Sheikh Bahaee, also having a workshop for the art of Minakari demonstrates us how ancient Persians enameled objects to place heaven into them by decorating metal(mostly Silver and Copper) or tile by patterns and paintings derived from the taste of the artist, soon after we walk to Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque to be amazed with the genius interior and exterior decoration of the dome which used to be a royal mosque dedicated to Shah Abbas Safavid, after that we visit Shah Mosque, which depicts Persian architecture in Islamic era, by consisting of iwans, domes, tilling and supreme engineering of voice echoing, then our trip to the square will end by Ali Qapu Palace which could be called as a gallery of art in terms of music, painting and decoration in an acoustic structure.
By nourishing our mind in the square we walk to Chehel Sotun Palace (Bagh-e Chehel Sotun), where a relaxing atmosphere with gorgeous paintings are awaiting us with palace pillar photo reflected into the front pond, then we travel to the white river
to indulge ourselves to the beauty of worldly known Khaju and Si-O Se Pol Bridges.

Overnight Isfahan, (B,L,D).

Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Naqsh-e Jahan Square is an identifying cultural center to touch Isfahani handicrafts, Perso-Islamic architecture and royal dreams.

Today Our tour includes Vank Cathedral with its fascinating paintings and mosque-like dome which is constructed by the Armenians who forced to move to Isfahan by Shah Abbas Safavid, after that we travel to Isfahan Jameh Mosque (Masjed-e Jame of Isfahan) to discover a unique practice of designing a holy place by renovation and reconstruction a mosque which is one of the oldest kinds in Persia, then we learn how masters do Ghalamzani to create outstanding works with a superb design on silver, copper, brass and gold to place visionary engravings on objects.
Our exploration continues to Chahar Bagh Street where is a masterpiece of urbanism to Hasht Behesht Palace were used to be a royal pavilion with glamorous paintings, woodwork, mirror-work and tilling.

Overnight Isfahan, (B,L,D).

Vank Cathedral
Vank Cathedral is a wall-painting collection depicting Christian stories by Armenian beliefs in Julfa area of Isfahan.

On the way from Isfahan to Kashan, we have an expedition to Abyaneh village to experience one of the ancient rural area in Persia, which shows us historical traditions and customs along with distinctive habitable buildings, then we travel to Kashan where is one of the homelands of Persian civilization to perfect our knowledge about the country at the last night of the tour.
We visit Aminodole Caravanserai at the centre of Kashan bazaar where a coherent form of the structure reflects hospitality sensibility, after that, we visit Agha Bozorg Mosque which is the only one in its model as a mosque with sunken courtyard, then taking a walk to smell Persian coffee as Kashan is one of the centres for such hot drink in Persia.
Overnight Kashan, (B,L,D).

 Abyaneh village
Abyaneh village is a reddish village with an incredible rural lifestyle and colourful dating back to the Achaemenid era.

Today is devoted to Kashan legacies that begin with Boroujerdi House which combines the desert style of wind-catchers with Persian traditional models of an iwan with superb plaster-work in interior and exterior decoration, soon after we visit Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse to feel Persian gatherings meanwhile bathing, next in order of time we walk to Tabatabaee House which includes peculiar difference with the previous one in terms of stone reliefs, stucco and coloured glasses, then we travel to Fin Garden, which depicts a genuine Persian garden, telling us stories about the contemporary era from murdering Amir Kabir to present.
We finally drive to the IKA Airport to Depart Iran.

 

Boroujerdi House
Boroujerdi House shows a unique kind of desertic style of building close to the central plateau of Persia with peculiar outdoor decoration and must_see interior design.

Today is devoted to Kashan legacies that begin with Boroujerdi House which combines the desert style of wind-catchers with Persian traditional models of an iwan with superb plaster-work in interior and exterior decoration, soon after we visit Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse to feel Persian gatherings meanwhile bathing, next in order of time we walk to Tabatabaee House which includes peculiar difference with the previous one in terms of stone reliefs, stucco and coloured glasses, then we travel to Fin Garden, which depicts a genuine Persian garden, telling us stories about the contemporary era from murdering Amir Kabir to present.
We finally drive to the IKA Airport to Depart Iran.

(B,L,D)

Fin Garden
Fin Garden is a mysterious attraction, where royal stories of several dynasties are beneath the bath, mansion and yard of the garden.

Offer Details

  • Accommodation in 3-, 4- and 5-star hotels with breakfast daily (B)
  • Meals as per itinerary (L =Lunch, D =Dinner), including soft drinks, juices and tea/coffee
  • Qualified national guide throughout
  • Comprehensive sightseeing, and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Local economy class flight based on itinerary
  • Transportation throughout on comfortable, air-conditioned coaches
  • Land travel by air-conditioned couch
  • Lectures and talks with tour leaders and experts
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfares (please contact GoPersis DMC. or your travel agent for assistance)
  • Items of a personal nature (e.g. telephone, laundry,  mini-bar, taxis etc.)
  • Airport and hotel porterage

GoPersis DMC. will coordinate your visa application for a stay of up to 29 days in 3 to 7 working days after fulfilling specific requirements box by participants.

Visa for citizens from the U.S.A, Canada, the Great Britain and South Ireland takes around 40 days to be issued.

It is your responsibility to check your passports valid for 6 months after the date of their return home, also obtaining all necessary info for visas, inoculations and preventative medicines as may be required for the duration of the tour. Information about these matters or related items is given in good faith but without responsibility on the part of GoPersis DMC.

Visa Restriction: Entry will be refused to travelers with any evidence of visiting Israel – not just Israeli entry stamps.

It is a condition of Iran travel that clients must have comprehensive travel insurance for international tours. We reserve the right to withdraw clients if it becomes apparent that clients are unfit. There will be No refund. It is also a requirement that clients do not cause any significant disruption to the tour or the tour group. GoPersis may refuse admission on the Iran tours, or require the client to withdraw if participation causes significant disruption.

Regarding the number of passengers, Go Persis DMC reserves comfortable and air-conditioned coaches. The coaches take travellers throughout the tour and are at any service at the request of the tour guide. Go Persis DMC manages all airport transfers from your arrival to departure for domestic and international flights. In addition, taking travellers to any train or bus station resumes the itinerary.

Iranian Debit Card is for international travellers to provide them access to the Iranian payment system. Travellers can recharge the Debit cards in currencies such as Kr, EURO and AED. Iran Debit card presents an expiry date, and travellers can receive cash in Rials everywhere. The cardholder can withdraw money from ATMs of all Iranian banks. They can also purchase tickets at museums, go shopping, and even use it for internet shopping services. At the end of the trip, travellers can receive the remaining amount in cash in Rials. Besides, travellers can purchase any other currency at exchange offices.

‏ Tour members must be able to:‏
Negotiate airports and railway stations without wheelchair assistance.
* Move your luggage a short distance if required.
‏Use combined shower/bath facilities (it is impossible to guarantee walk-in shower facilities).‏
Undertake walking tours of 1-2 hours, including using stairs and walking over cobblestones and other uneven surfaces‏.
Stand for long periods in museums and other sites.‏
Embark / disembark coaches, trains and other methods of transportation without assistance
‏‏Handle your luggage.

Iranian cuisine is heavily based on rice, bread, fresh vegetables, herbs and fruit. Meat is mostly lamb or mutton. The national drink of Iran is chai (tea), always served scalding hot, black and strong. All sorts of delicious fresh fruit juices, milkshakes and yoghurt drinks are available throughout Iran.

Alcohol is strictly forbidden. Do not take any alcohol into Iran.

The most visible daily expressions of Iran’s Shi’ite Islam are the modest dress code, and rules for behavior at mosques, both of which apply for men and women.

Dress code for women: Women are required to wear loose-fitting clothing which covers the arms and legs (long pants). A coat or top that comes down to mid-thigh (light weight trench-coat), and a headscarf. During visits to some mosques, women will also be required to wear a special robe provided at the entrance.

Dress code for men: Men are required to wear trousers and shirts with either long-sleeves or half-sleeves. (No singlets). Shorts are not permitted.

All participants of the tours must obey the laws and regulations of I.R.Iran. Any failure to do so will relieve GoPersis of all obligations under these booking conditions.

* Rates for triple rooms are equal to those mentioned for the sharing twin/double room.
* Hotel early check-in, late check-out, connecting rooms and adjoining rooms are subject to availability. There will be no guarantee.
* No refund for unused services, splitting the package is not acceptable.
* Airfares are subject to change without prior notice.
* Please note that local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to the tour contents.
*Opening times of attractions and places of interest may change without prior notice.
The government would close attractions and places of interest without prior notice.
GoPersis operates each group tour in one specific language.

Go Persis DMC tailors Fixed Departure tours for time and expense management. Tour is for Four passengers (Min) and Ten passengers (Max). But, If the number of passengers goes under Six (that rarely happens), GoPersis offers a Private Style tour. Also, we can transfer you (under your permission) to another Fixed Departure. On the other hand, the price is fully refundable.

Cancellation 60 days prior to departure date, travelers have to charge 30% of package price.

Cancellation 30 days prior to departure date, travelers have to charge 50% of package price.

Cancellation less than 15 days prior to departure date, travelers have to charge 100% of package price.

Failure to arrive means a No – Show and no refund issue for Gopersis.

Cancellation policy during peak season (10MAR-30MAY/20SEP-30NOV)

*Cancellation 90 days prior to departure date, travelers have to charge 15% of package price.

*Cancellation 60 days prior to departure date, travelers have to charge 50% of package price.

*Cancellation 30 days prior to departure date, travelers have to charge 100% of package price.

*Failure to arrive means a No – Show and no refund issue for Gopersis.

Child policy:

10% discount on tour price (not applicable for airfare) for child under 12 years old. Sharing a twin room with 1 adult.

5% discount on tour price (not applicable for airfare) for child under 12 years old. Sharing a triple room with 2 adults.

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