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Monday, 10 December 2012 10:17

Yazd: 1st Muslim Adobe City

The historical Iranian city of Yazd will be registered as the first adobe city of Muslim world by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO).
Sunday, 09 December 2012 14:24

Haft Tappeh: Fascinating Discoveries

Haft Tappeh, located 15 kilometers to the south of the ancient city of Shoush in Khuzestan province, is one of Iran’s most significant archeological sites.
Thursday, 06 December 2012 18:25

Shams Al-e Ahmad commemoration due

Tributes will be paid to the veteran Iranian author and researcher Shams Al-e Ahmad in a program scheduled for December 7.
A number of Iranian scholars will discuss “Phenomenology in Psychology and Psychiatry: A Historical Introduction” by American philosopher Herbert Spiegelberg (1904-1990) during a meeting at Tehran’s Book City Institute on …
Saturday, 01 December 2012 14:40

Caravanserais: Iran's early hotels

Remains of these early hotels and resting places are scattered along the roads and in the cities of Iran. Many caravanserais in Iran are considered to be both artistic and …
Monday, 19 November 2012 13:18

Saltmen of Zanjan: Treasure troves

The sixth saltman was discovered in Chehrabad salt mines in the southern part of Hamzelou Village, on the west side of the city of Zanjan, in northwestern Iran.
Saturday, 10 November 2012 14:37

Tehran Grand Bazaar: Impressive Trade Complex

After Islam ruled over a large part of the world, bazaars had become a common feature of cities.
Tuesday, 06 November 2012 12:52

Drangiana Achaemenid Governor

Drangiana (Old Persian Zranka meaning ‘waterland’) was satrapy (governor) of the ancient Achaemenid Empire.
Iran produced an expert documentary film proving its undisputable sovereignty over the three Persian Gulf islands of Abu Musa, the Greater Tunb and the Lesser Tunb, showing that the claims …
Monday, 29 October 2012 12:24

Astyages: Last Median King

Astyages was the last king of Medea, son of king Cyaxares who was dethroned in 550 BCE.
Sunday, 28 October 2012 12:54

History of headgear

Throughout history, headgears have played a significant role in Persian society and have been used to represent profession, race and social status.
Saturday, 27 October 2012 12:24

Persian-Greek Interface

The ancient Persian and Greek cultures did not exist in isolation. There was a great deal of conflict and interactions between the two.
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 15:12

Anti-Capitulation Anniversary

Oct. 25 is the anniversary of Imam Khomeini’s movement against the Capitulation Law.
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 14:40

Persepolis most developed historical site

Persepolis is one of the most developed historical sites of the world, said Stefano De Caro, director general of the International Center for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration …
Tuesday, 23 October 2012 13:44

Valuable relic discovered in Mahabad

A number of valuable relics dating back to New Bronze and Iron ages were discovered in the ancient region of Segardan in Mahabad, West Azarbaijan province.
The Fortress of Izadkhast is located in the Fars Province, roughly 135 km south of Isfahan. This historical complex has been situated on a natural base along with unique characteristics. …
Sunday, 21 October 2012 13:55

Oxyathres Achaemenid Prince

Oxyathres was brother of the last king of the Achaemenid Empire, Darius III Codomannus, and courtier of Alexander the Great.
Saturday, 20 October 2012 13:44

Pharnaces Elamite Mayor

Pharnaces (Elamite Parnaka) was mayor of the palace of the Persian King Darius I the Great.
Saturday, 20 October 2012 13:40

Median Empire

The Median Empire was the first Iranian dynasty corresponding to the northeastern part of present-day Iran, namely Asuristan (presently known as Iraq) as well as southern and eastern Anatolia.
Saturday, 20 October 2012 13:28

Bronze Age artifacts found in Iran

Iranian archaeologists have excavated a number of ancient works of art belonging to the New Bronze and Iron eras in West Azarbaijan province.