The city of Yazd’s first mention in historic records predate it back to around 3000 years BC when it was related to by the name of Ysatis, Yazd is said to be the ‘oldest living city in the world, and was then part of the domain of Medes, an ancient settler of Persia.
In the course of history due to its distance from important capitals and its harsh natural surrounding, Its position on important trading routes and a tendency towards diplomacy go some way to explaining Yazd’s longevity Yazd remained immune to major troops' movements and destruction from wars, therefore it kept many of its traditions, city forms and architecture until recent times.
During the invasion of Genghis Khan in the early 1200’s AC Yazd became a safe haven and home for many artists, intellectuals and scientists fleeing their war ravaged cities around Persia.
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