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Persian Gulf is a crescent-shape groove formed by the encroachment of Indian Ocean waters over a length of 900 km and width of 240 km.
Tuesday, 09 April 2013 08:17

Bookmaking in Iran

Manuscripts were made by Iranians during the Sassanian rule. Some of the books bound around the 8th and 9th centuries AD were found in China’s Turkistan region.
Salasel Fortress is located on a hill overlooking Shatit River in the city of Shushtar.
Saturday, 06 April 2013 13:04

Top 10 Must-See Sites

For millennia, the country today known as the Islamic Republic of Iran has been traversed by settlers and traders, people with distinct linguistic and cultural traditions, some shared with others, …
Thursday, 04 April 2013 07:33

Iranian scholar Mahmud Ebadian dies at 85

The Iranian scholar and translator Mahmud Ebadian died on April 1. He was 85.
Tuesday, 02 April 2013 09:40

Iran Nature Day

Spring in Iran is truly the season of renewal of nature's life. The pleasant fragrance of flowers of spring has spread all over Iran. Seedlings emerged from the soil and …
Monday, 01 April 2013 13:36

Iran marks Islamic Republic Day

Iran commemorates the 34th anniversary of the referendum in which Iranians voted for the establishment of the Islamic Republic following the collapse of the US-backed Pahlavi regime.
Hamadan is one of the oldest cities in the world, the capital of the Median kingdom and the first capital of ancient Persia, one of the centers of civilization and …
Many researchers believe the bazaar of Isfahan is one of the most important manifestations of Iranian civilization, as several bazaars have been built in different eras.
29th of the Iranian month of Esfand corresponding with March 20 reminds a considerable event in Iran’s history: The Oil Nationalization Day.”
More than 50 rooms have been discovered in Samen underground city in Malayer, Hamedan province.
Saturday, 09 March 2013 13:59

Caravanserais Ancient Rest-Houses

For hundreds of years, Iranians accommodated foreign and domestic merchants as well as pilgrims at elaborate rest-houses called caravanserais, which were built along major roads and in cities.
Saturday, 09 March 2013 13:53

Iranian Coinage

In ancient times, coins were minted primarily as a means of manifesting governmental or religious rule and secondarily as a means of doing business.
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 09:37

Bishapour: City steeped in history

The ruins of the historical city of Bishapour are found on the slope of Kouhmareh Heights, 23 kilometers west of the city of Kazeroun in Fars province.
Sunday, 03 March 2013 09:36

Iranian Tilework

The history of tilework in Iran goes back to prehistoric times. It has an important status among the various Iranian decorative arts.
Saturday, 02 March 2013 10:02

Water management in ancient Persia

Ancient Persians were well known for the ways they procured and supplied water.
The Sapienza University of Rome hosted a conference on Iranian civilization on Monday and Tuesday.
Iranian scholar Mohammad Baqaii Makan has recently completed a comparative study of cultural institutions in 10 countries in Asia and Europe.
Wednesday, 20 February 2013 11:58

Bayazeh: Ancient Castle in Desert

An ancient castle with 700 rooms is one of the attractions named after the desert village Bayazeh in Khor-Biabanak, a city located 400 km from Isfahan.
Tuesday, 19 February 2013 10:02

“Good Stories” writer biopic produced

Iranian TV has recently produced a biopic about Mehdi Azar Yazdi (1921-2009), the writer of the Persian bestseller “Good Stories for Good Children”.