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US Den of Espionage, Tehran
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See where the Iranian hostage crisis took place during the 1979 Iranian Revolution at US Den of Espionage, today painted with colorful anti-American murals. Back then, a revolutionary guard took hold of the former embassy and used it as a training center. Today, the guard still looks after the building, which now houses a library and a museum--both closed to the public except on rare occasions. At the entrance, inspect the severely damaged but still-standing U.S. seal. The murals, funded by the Iranian government to suggest the political alliance between America and Israel, depict a grotesque skull-faced Statue of Liberty and the U.S. Capitol topped by the Israeli flag. A visit to US Den of Espionage represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Tehran itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Maybe my expectations were too high, but I found the murals and whole experience a considerable disappointment. Worth a short visit if you are around.
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  • well... i just spend 15 minutes in this place. at first, i think there is a lot of mural in the wall. but i found that only 2 mura is interesting enough. 
  • Yes, there are some slogans and anti-us murals here. Probably even the rotor shaft from the helicopter who died during rescue works attempt. But more exciting isn't it. The fun is being able to shoot at the slogan "Down with the United States" at Metro. Not worth an extra trip to get here.
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