Stunning photos of how vibrant Iran was in the 1960s and 1970s, before the revolution in 1979, have emerged online, and they feature colorful VW Beetles, mullet haircuts, and a seemingly cosmopolitan kingdom on the verge of change.
Local families can be seen sunbathing by a swimming pool, young men and women can be seen doing the “Tehran twist” to Iranian rock and roll, and the photos reveal how different (and better!) life was in the country before the Iranian revolution.
The revolution that saw the ousting of King Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and the installment of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini was a shift that would result with long-lasting and very far-reaching implications.
Many travel industry experts pointed to the epic scenery and very rich cultural attractions of the country back in 2015, when the historic nuclear deal was signed. However, as the international gaze has shifted on the country once again, MailOnline rounded up some archive images of the fascinating country before the revolution, and we believe you will be amazed.