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Old Café Confectionaries of Tehran: Good Memories
Saturday, March 7, 2015

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
Old buildings, palaces, as well as monumental streets or museum objects are not the sole articles in a country’s history which can make up that country’s cultural heritage as well. Café confectionaries are also among “sweet” heritage of every country. The history of confectionery business in Iran has not been well documented. However, before new confectionaries became famous and established in Tehran, it was café confectionaries which attracted the citizens of the Iranian capital city.

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University of Tehran: 8oth Anniversary
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
Today is the 80th birthday of the mother university of Iran, Tehran University.The University of Tehran, also known as Tehran University and UT, is Iran's oldest and most prestigious university. Based on its historical, socio-cultural and political pedigree, as well as its research and teaching profile, UT has been nicknamed "The mother university of Iran". It is almost always ranked as the best university in Iran in national and international rankings.

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Parviz Tanavoli: Half a Century of Art in US Museum
Sunday, February 8, 2015

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
Parviz Tanavoli, an Iranian sculptor, painter, art historian and collector, is undoubtedly an outstanding figure in Iran’s contemporary art circle and an unforgettable presence in our ancient nobility and national identity, while respecting the meaningful qualities of contemporary art. London’s Austin/Desmond Fine Art gallery will be playing host to an exhibition of ceramics and sculptures by Iranian artist Parviz Tanavoli, which will open on September 21.

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Film Review: Sepideh Reaching for the STARS
Friday, January 30, 2015

Linda Briskman
Although made by a Danish filmmaker, Sepideh Reaching for the Stars falls into this category. It is a heart-warming story of a schoolgirl from the small town of Saadat Shahr in Fars province, who has a single minded ambition to become an astronomer or even an astronaut. What is distinctive about this documentary is how the narrative of Sepideh’s journey through her own reality is intertwined with her imagination and enhanced by the lives and voices of those around her, both family and peers.

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Iran’s Largest Pedestrian Bridge
Sunday, November 9, 2014

The opening ceremony of the Iran’s largest pedestrian bridge called “Tabiat Bridge” (Nature Bridge) was held in Tehran attended by Tehran’s Mayor Mohammed-Baqer Qalibaf. The 2,000-Ton Structure for the three-level pedestrian bridge been completed in less than two years.

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Sa’adi, Cervantes Honored in Madrid
Friday, October 31, 2014

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
Spain hosts a joint literary conference on the life and works of Persian poet Sheikh Sa’adi and Spanish classic author Miguel de Cervantes.

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Cultural Importance of Vank Cathedral as Symbol of Coexistence of Religions
Monday, October 27, 2014

Fatemeh Safavi
In the early days of October, the Armenian Prelacy of Isfahan, held a conference dubbed “Vank Cathedral, Symbol of Interaction and Coexistence of Divine Religions,” which had special speakers and guests on the list of its invitees. The prelacy had been for a long time making extensive plans to hold a celebration to mark the 350th anniversary of the construction of the Vank Cathedral.

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350th Anniversary of Vank Cathedral
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
A ceremony was held in Isfahan capital city on Monday (20th October, 2014) to mark the 350th anniversary of construction of the Holy Savior Cathedral also known as Vank Cathedral.

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The Art of the Shahnameh
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Ben Mirza
An integral part of Persian civilisation, which stretches back several millennia, it's only right that the Shahnameh, the epic poem by Iran's national poet Ferdowsi, should be given a place within the sphere of international culture, just as Homer's Illiad, Dante's Divine Comedy, Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet and many other of mans creative expressions from world history have.

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Commemoration of Persian Poet Mowlana
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
The Cultural Institute of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) in Tehran has held an art festival on the 13th century Persian mystic poet, Mowlana.

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