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Shahnameh: A timeless masterpiece
With its 50,000 rhyming couplets the Shahnameh, or Book of Kings, is one of the most voluminous epics of world literature. The poem narrates the...
Monday, 13 May 2013
Ayvan-e Kasra: A landmark in the history of architecture
Now only an imposing brick ruin, Ayvan-e Kasra is the most famous of all Sasanian monuments and a landmark in the history of architecture. While a...
Saturday, 11 May 2013
Jabalieh Dome as something of an enigma
At the edge of Kerman is the mysterious octagonal structure. It’s mysterious because its age and original function remains unknown. The Jabal...
Saturday, 04 May 2013
Iranians, pioneers of Persian Gulf navigation
The Persians made themselves important in world history with the establishment of the Achaemenid Empire in the sixth century BCE. Their rise and c...
Monday, 29 April 2013
Dareh Shahr, the summer capital of Elamites
From hills around, among a wide array of colorful scenery, the ruins of an ancient city attract every visitor. Extensively excavated by archaeol...
Saturday, 20 April 2013
Ghoori Ghaleh, the biggest and longest water cave in Asia
The Ghoori Ghaleh Water Cave is one of the outstanding tourist attractions of the western Iranian province of Kermanshah. Located 84 kilometers fr...
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
The story beyond Kashan historical houses
One of the earliest settlements of the ancient people in Iranian plateau has been in Kashan, Isfahan Province. This has been made known to us by d...
Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Neyshabur, a prosperous center in medieval times
The Metropolitan Museum's excavations at Neyshabur Neyshabur is a city in northeastern Iran that was founded around the third century CE, grew...
Monday, 08 April 2013
The longest wall in antiquity was built by the Sasanians
There are several walls in antiquity which receive much attention in history books and scholarly works. The first and foremost is the Great Wall o...
Saturday, 06 April 2013
Qasr-e Shirin, a crossroads of Civilizations
After the outbreak of the Iran-Iraq war in September 1980 all the border cities and villages in Kermanshah Province, including the ancient city of Qa...
Saturday, 19 January 2013
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