Monday, October 27, 2008

21-22 October – Troglodyte village of Meymand, Iran

The village of Meymand lies in a remote and mountainous area between Yazd and Kerman. The village has been continuously occupied for more than 3000 years. Today the village consists of roughly 400 cave homes. Many of the homes have been abandoned, but there are still around 100 inhabitants in the cave village. This is the real Flintstones.

Meymand is a very photogenic village. The people are friendly (and old) and invited us to see their homes. But the conditions people live under are quite bad, like in the poorest parts of Africa. Hopefully some tourism can lift these people out of their extreme poverty.

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