Abū Alī Sīnā (ابوعلی سینا، پورسینا Ibn Sīnā) commonly known in English by his Latinized name Avicenna was a Persian polymath and the foremost physician and philosopher of his time. He is buried in Hamedan, Iran.
Harvesting Saffron in Birjand, Iran. Each pound of saffron requires about stigmas; at three per plant, that’s about plants grown over an area the size of a football field. This one-pound harvest takes the better part of a week.