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The dome on squinches first appeared in Persia in the Sasanian period in the palace at Firuzabad in Fars and at nearby Qal´a-ye Dokhtar, both erected by Ardeshir (224-40) in …
Moshirolmolk Caravanserai is located near Borazjan’s central square.
A team of archaeologists working on Bam riverside in Kerman Province have recently unearthed ruins of a large ancient site, which are believed to belong to a 5000-year-old civilization.
A book on contemporary Iranian architecture written by the deceased veteran Iranian architect Seyyed Hadi Mirmiran was unveiled during a ceremony at the Beethoven Hall of the Iranian Artists Forum …
Friday, 31 December 2010 07:06

Susa Castle reflects Iran’s history

Susa Castle, also known as Acropol Castle, was built in 1897 on the highest point of Susa in Khuzestan province.
Archeologists have found the remnants of burial belonging to Iron Age in historical section of Kajor village.
Natural environmental factors have been added to the perils threatening the Shush Castle, a historical monument that is a storehouse of many ancient Iranian inscriptions and artifacts.
Saturday, 25 December 2010 12:20

Gonbad-e Qabous: Architectural wonder

Gonbad-e Qabous (or Kavous) is a city in the province of Golestan in northeastern Iran. The city is well known for the historical tower by the same name.
Wednesday, 15 December 2010 11:38

Bajestan Mosque project complete

The first phase of restoration project at Bajestan Mosque in Khorasan Razavi province is complete and the mosque is ready to host religious ceremonies this year.
Saturday, 11 December 2010 10:48

Int’l experts to visit Bam

Inspectors of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will visit Bam’s historical complex in the near future.
Friday, 10 December 2010 09:39

Funds for Zanjan restoration projects

About 800 billion rials have been allocated for the restoration projects of the historical sites of Zanjan. It was announced by Amir Elahi, the governor of Zanjan, following the third …
Monday, 15 November 2010 13:44

Mongolian Mosque in need of protection

Gonbad-e Azadan Mosque, dating back to the Ilkhanid and Timurid eras (about 700 years ago), is hidden among modern buildings in Isfahan.
Shams al-Ma'ali Abol-Hasan Qaboos ibn Woshmgir, the famous king of the Ziyarid Dynasty that ruled the northern parts of Iran, was a proficient writer as well.
French architect, Le Corbusier in the definition of architecture says: "Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light. Architecture is a cohesive source of …
Thursday, 28 October 2010 07:12

Weeds threatening 1000-year-old Iranian tower

The Qabus Tower is being imperiled by the growth of weeds on the 1000-year-old monument located in Gonbad-e Kavus in Golestan Province.
Islam emerged in Arabian Peninsula where people were idolaters. The primitive tribes and the Arabs would come to Mecca every year to visit the idols inside Ka'aba.
Sunday, 24 October 2010 10:43

Sheikh Safi Mausoleum restoration underway

Following the allocation of funds by Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO), the restoration project of Sheikh Safi Ardebili Mausoleum was launched.
In this article, we go through the Iranian history during three centuries BC until around the seventh century A.D. and follow the architectural works remaining from this period.
The art of architecture in the countries having ancient culture and history is the most important basis of civilization.
The first great discoveries of the Iranian prehistoric art and architecture have been gathered from the excavations in Shush or Susa in southwestern Iran.