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Master of Persian Miniature
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Active ImageWhile Iran has produced a number of eminent miniature painters, none has been so prolific in producing such consistently excellent work as Mahmoud Farshchian. Born in Isfahan, Farshchian grew up surrounded by architectural masterpieces that subliminally sharpened his awareness of proportion, color and form. His masterpieces have been hosted by several museums and exhibitions worldwide.  He's the most modernizer of the field of miniatures, an art form which was first established in Ancient Persia and later spread to China and Turkey and other Middle eastern countries.
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Constitution House of Tabriz
Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Active ImageTabriz Constitution House is a symbol of fighting despotism and reminiscent of struggles by Sattar Khan and Baqer Khan, the two key figures in the Iranian Constitutional Movement. During the years which led to the Constitutional Revolution and afterwards, the house was used as the gathering place of the leaders, activists, and the sympathizers of the movement, among them Sattar Khan, Baqer Khan, Seqatoleslam and Haji Mirza Aqa Farshi.

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Epic of the Persian Kings
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Active ImageThe Fitzwilliam Museum at Cambridge University is playing host to an exhibition entitled “Epic of the Persian Kings: The Art of Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh” featuring illustrations inspired by the Shahnameh. The exhibit, which opened September 11, presents a spectacular range of richly illustrated manuscripts and miniature paintings selected from public and private collections in the UK and includes the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle, the British Museum, the British Library and several others.
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Cyrus Cylinder in Iran
Monday, September 13, 2010
Active ImageFor the first time after the Islamic Revolution in Iran, the British Museum has returned the Cyrus Cylinder to the country under tight security measures.
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Yazd, A Desert Paradise
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Active ImageThe word Yazd means, feast and worship, Yazd is the one of the most ancient and historical cities known for its mud-brick houses. The city of Yazd has resisted the modern urbanization changes and maintained its traditional structure. Yazd is of foremost importance as a centre of Persian architecture. The geographical features of this region have made people developed special architectural styles.
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Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Active ImageThe Sheikh Lotfollah mosque is viewed by historians and visitors as one of the most important architectural projects built on Isfahan's Naghsh-e-Jahan Square, prominent for its location, scale, design, and ornament. It represents the best example of architecture and tile work of Iran in the 17th century. The beauty of its buff dome fills visitors with enchantment. This mosque differs from all others in several respects.
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New Iranian Historical Sites on UNESCO’s List
Monday, August 9, 2010
Active ImageTwo Iranian historical sites, namely the historical Tabriz Bazaar in East Azarbaijan province and the Mausoleum of Sheikh Safieddin in Ardebil province, were added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The decision was taken during the 34th session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee in Brasilia.
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Iran: Civilization's Ancient Trailblazer
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Active ImageIran, the name evokes different feelings among different groups of people. Today, largely thanks to the media, most Americans and Europeans think of Iran's nuclear program when they hear the word. Traditionally, however, before the age of 'news bytes' and round-the-clock coverage, the images evoked were quite different.
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Exploring the Land of Ancient Civilizations
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Active ImageIf you're looking for opportunities to explore the glory and splendor of a matchless and magnificent civilization firsthand, the ancient land of Iran has much to offer you with its unparalleled beauties and wonderful antiquities.
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Azadi Tower
Monday, July 5, 2010
Active ImageStanding guard like a sentry at the gates of Tehran, Iran, is the impressive Azadi Tower, built in 1971 and comprised of eight thousand white marble blocks. A combination of both Islamic and Sassanid architectural styles, the fifty-foot high tower commemorates the formation of the Persian Empire and is an interesting combination of both modern and ancient cultures.
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