Province of Esfahan.
Natanz is a small mountain town located forty-nine miles from Kashan, famed for its bracing
climate and fruit orchards. Vulture mountain looms over the town, and local residents point
in its direction telling how the troops of Alexander killed the Achaemenian King, Darius III,
nearby. Many small shrines dot the mountain side like the Shrine of Abdas-Samad as
shown below. The elements in the present complex date from 1304 with subsequent additions and
restorations. The lofty minaret is dated 1325. The pyramidal roof is over the tomb of the
Shaykh which is dated 1307
"Shrine of Abdas-Samad 14th century"