Davan is one of the oldest villages of Persia [Iran] which is surrounded by the Zagros Mountains.
It is located in a narrow valley at the foot of Mount Davān in the greater Zagros range. Some ruins dating from the Parthian and Sasanian periods are located approximately 4 km to the south of the village.
Arable land is very limited and located mostly in the foothills; dry farming is the prevailing form of agriculture. Products include barley, wheat, and fruits: grapes, figs, pomegranates, and pears (called xormor in Davani). In 1975 there were thirty-three orchards.
PHOTO: MASIH AZMAL