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Saturday, 31 August 2013 12:57

Taq-e Gara Fort: War Victory Monument

Taq-e Gara Fort is located 90 kilometers to the west of Kermanshah in Sar-e Pol-e Zahab District in the heights known as the Gate of Zagros. It was built during …
A group of Iranian and South Korean religious scholars discussed the role of religion in promoting ethical and human values during a seminar held at Iran’s Islamic Culture and Relations …
The Iranian scholar Mohammadreza Qanunparvar has recently translated a Safavid era cookbook into English.
Monday, 26 August 2013 13:38

Ancient stone sculpture discovered

A stone sculpture, dating back to 7,000 years, and a pottery jug were discovered in one of the historical areas of the city of Maragheh in East Azarbaijan province, Iran …
Monday, 26 August 2013 12:10

UNESCO awards Iranian author

The UNESCO Story Collection Project has selected the Iranian writer Borzou Saryazdi’s creation The Song of the City for its 2013 program.
Sunday, 18 August 2013 08:01

Cyrus Cylinder: 1st Human Rights Charter

The Cyrus Cylinder is a Babylonian document of 6th century BC discovered in the ruins of Babylon in 1879.
Iranian writer Mahmud Dowlatabadi’s novel “The Colonel” has been nominated for the Jan Michalski Prize for Literature in Switzerland.
A group of Iranian children’s authors has begun rewriting masterpieces of Persian classical literature to simplify the works for publication in a collection entitled “The Iranian Sweet Stories”.
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 12:55

Shoushtar Hydraulic System

The Shoushtar hydraulic system is located in Khuzestan province and dates back to the time of the Achaemenid King Darius the Great in 5th century BCE.
The Persians made themselves important in world history with the establishment of the Achaemenid Empire in the sixth century BCE.
Saturday, 03 August 2013 12:32

Study finds 1080 wars in Iranian history

A team led by Iranian scholar Azizollah Alizadeh has recently completed research that shows Iranians have fought in 1080 wars with foreign countries over the past 2720 years ago.
Thursday, 01 August 2013 13:33

Baba Taher: Mystic Poet

Baba Taher is known as one of the most revered and respectable poets in Iranian literature. He was an 11th-century Iranian poet and mystic.
The Iranian author and translator Mahmud Hosseinizad plans to travel to Germany in August to receive a Goethe Medal he won in May for his contributions to German literature in …
Iranian scholar Shahriar Shojaeipur is writing a review of the Encyclopaedia of Islam, the Persian service of FNA announced on Tuesday.
Mahmoud Hesaby was a prominent Iranian scientist, researcher and distinguished professor of Tehran University.
Sunday, 21 July 2013 07:26

Gor City: Ancient Wonder

Gor City is located 50 kilometers east of Meymand and 6 kilometers north of Firouzabad in Fars province.
Scholars will come together at Tehran’s Negarestan Garden tomorrow in a ceremony to celebrate veteran Iranologist Manuchehr Sotudeh’s 100th birthday.
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 07:58

Ariobarzan: Brave Iranian commander

Ariobarzan was a Persian governor and military commander. He is best known for commanding the Persian army at the Battle of Persian Gate northeast of today’s Yasouj city against Alexander …
Shahr-e Yeri, spread over a 400-hectare area, is located near Pirazman Village of Meshkin-Shahr in Ardebil province.
Saturday, 13 July 2013 12:52

Persian relics in US

Many Persian relics are kept in museums across the world. Most of these were looted from Iran due to the negligence of past rulers.