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Paveh, town of a thousand steps
As soon as one enters the historically ancient city of Paveh which dates back to three thousand years ago, the person is awestruck and amazed at h...
Monday, 03 September 2012
Hamadan, the first capital of ancient Persia
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 ...
Saturday, 01 September 2012
The Great Wall of Gorgan much older than its Chinese counterpart
The Great Wall of China is well known as the largest wall in Asia (or indeed the world). Less known is the Wall of Gorgan in northeastern Iran (sp...
Monday, 27 August 2012
Jameh Mosque of Isfahan, a veritable museum of Islamic architecture
The Jameh Mosque of Isfahan is a veritable museum of Islamic architecture and still a working mosque. Within a couple of hours you can see ...
Saturday, 25 August 2012
Cube of Zoroaster, a unique Achaemenid monument
The Cube of Zoroaster (also known as Ka'ba-ye Zartosht) is a 5th century BC Achaemenid-era tower-like construction at Nagsh’e Rostam, just n...
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Iran through others’ eyes: A review of some historic travel logs
During thousands of years, many researchers and swashbucklers from other lands, especially the West, have been avidly trying to know more about th...
Monday, 20 August 2012
Shahr-e Yeri may have been the earliest human settlement of Iran
Shahr-e Yeri, in a 400-hectare area, is located near Pirazman village of Meshkin Shahr, in Ardabil Province. It consists of a fortress, three tem...
Wednesday, 15 August 2012
Isfahan home to creative carpet designers
The historic city of Isfahan has long been one of the centers for the production of the famous Persian rug. Weaving in Isfahan flourished in the Sa...
Monday, 13 August 2012
Foundations of Isfahan fire temple may date from the Elamite era
Fire temple (atashgah) of Isfahan is a Sassanid-era archaeological complex located on a hill with Sassanid mud brick settlements of the same n...
Monday, 13 August 2012
Movahed: Iran’s legendary freestyle wrestler
Abdollah Movahed Ardabili, now retired, was an Iranian solo free-style wrestling champion in the 68Kg division throughout the mid and late 1960s. He...
Saturday, 11 August 2012
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