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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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  • It is great when you see a well-equipment buildings inside a big green garden in tehran.it was for usa about fourty years ago but now it's very famous for tourists to visit.i take many of my tourists ...  more »
  • We have been in the evening short at the former Embassy, the place is impressive. If one is some Geschichtsbewußt, this should be a compulsory visit to a Tehran stay
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  • It is used o be the US embassy building before the siege, The walls are now have many interesting graffiti to look at. But what you see might no actually be the true feeling of Iranian. To understand,...  more »