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Previously, we referred to the geographical territory and the realm of cultural influence of Iran, which covered roughly half of the world in the pre-Islamic era. We also pointed out …
Previously, we spoke of Iran’s geographical territory as of the Achaemenian era to Parthian era and mentioned Iran’s cultural influence over half of the world. Meanwhile, upon the empowerment of …
Previously, we mentioned that Scythians founded the Achaemenian Empire, and managed to unify all civilizations in Iran plain. By construction of a major road, the Scythians managed to bond a …
Previously, we defined cultural heritage, and detailed Iran’s cultural heritage and its pillage throughout the course of several centuries. We also said that in order to get familiar with Iranian …
In the previous article, we spoke of the necessity and goals of this series. Also, upon the definition of cultural heritage, and its division into material and spiritual types, we …
We hereby present the first weekly episode of Iranian Notables, Sources of Global Honor. We intend to introduce the Iranian notables and thinkers, whose tombs are located outside Iran’s current …
Iranian ancient village in the south of Khorasan province, known as Makhunik, has astonished many people who are fond of visiting a real dwarf city.
Iranians commemorate the birth anniversary of Sheikh Bahaei on April 23. Sheikh Baha' ad-Din al-`Amili, Shaykh Bahai (February 1547 - 30 August 1621) was a scholar, philosopher, architect, mathematician, astronomer …
Tuesday, 07 January 2014 04:53

Glassware & Ceramic Museum of Iran

The premises that have been turned into museum where glass and clay works are on display were built about 90 years ago upon orders of Ahmad Qavam (Qavam-ol-Saltaneh) for his …
The oldest Armenian church known as Saint Thaddeus Monastery or Kara Kilise (The Black Church) is located in Chaldoran district, West Azerbaijan Province, northwestern Iran, and will host Eucharist ceremonies …
Sunday, 22 December 2013 14:52

Azarakhsh Fire Temple

Azarakhsh Fire Temple is located at the foot of a mountain in Fars province about 5 kilometers southeast of Darab city.
Monday, 16 December 2013 14:51

Sialk ziggurats

Sialk ziggurats are part of a large ancient site near Kashan in Isfahan province, tucked away in the suburbs, close to Fin Garden.
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 14:09

Yazd Fire Temple

The Atashkadeh (fire temple) of Yazd city is located on Kashani Street. The place of Zoroastrians houses Atash Bahram (the victorious fire).
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 12:56

Izadkhast complex

The historical Izadkhast complex contains a castle, a caravanserai and a Safavid bridge. It is located in Fars province 135 km south of Isfahan, Historical Iran reported.
Monday, 25 November 2013 14:32

Hassanlu Golden Bowl

Hassanlu Golden Bowl is a valuable relic discovered in 1957, during Robert Dison’s excavation in the citadel mound at Hassanlu, near Naqadeh, northwest of Iran.
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 09:00

Hamedan’s Shir-e Sangi

Shir-e Sangi (stone lion) is a historical monument in Hamedan province. It sits on a hill where a Parthian cemetery is said to have been located.
Monday, 11 November 2013 13:43

Southern Iran yields Elamite temple

Archaeologists have excavated remains of an ancient structure belonged to an Elamite temple in the Kaleh Chendar region in the Iranian southwestern province of Khuzestan.
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 14:18

Persian silk found in Viking ship

Archaeologists have found some silk textiles belonged to ancient Iranian weaving industry in the Oseberg ship dating back to Norwegian Vikings.
The ruins of a huge building, which is surmised to be a temple constructed during the reign of Cyrus the Great, has been unearthed during an archaeological excavation near Persepolis …
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 14:43

Mountain Goat on ancient pottery

The designs made by ancient Iranians, especially those of mountain goat, are unique in all of Asia.