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Yazd, a paradise in desert
Saturday, May 6, 2017

By Mohammad Hassan Bayegan

Yazd in central Iran has been a manifestation of the brightest cultural heritage and ancient civilization throughout history with human settlement in Yazd dating back to the third millennium BCE.

Austrian Orientalist Hammer-Purgstall commemorated in Shiraz
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Austrian Orientalist Joseph Freiherr von Hammer-Purgstall (1774-1856), mostly renowned for the first ever complete translation of the Divan of Hafez into a Western language, was commemorated on Saturday in Shiraz, the southern Iranian city that is home to the Persian poet Hafez.

Jashak Salt Dome, the Sweet Salinity
Saturday, April 8, 2017

Jashak salt dome, also known as Dashti salt dome, is located near a village in Dashti region of Bushehr province in Southern Iran. As one of the largest and most beautiful salt domes in Iran and the Middle East, the Jashak salt dome was registered as Iran’s national natural phenomenon on 1388 (2010).

Happy Nowruz and New Iranian Year
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Nowruz, the day of vernal equinox, is celebrated as the beginning of the new year by more than 300 million people all around the world and has been celebrated for over 3,000 years in the Balkans, the Black Sea Basin, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Middle East and other regions.

Happy New Year 2017
Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Happy new year to all of our dear readers.
May the miraculous birth of Jesus Christ and the New Year bring peace, security, friendship and cooperation among world nations and countries.

Ta’zieh Performance (On the Occasion of Ashura)
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
Ta’zieh is a traditional Persian theatrical genre in which the drama is conveyed predominantly through music and dramatic narration. The common theme is the heroic tales of resistance against the evil, love and sacrifice. It is a play on religious rituals, which is especially performed in Iran during the holy month of Muharram concurrent with the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS) and 72 of his companions in Karbala.

A One-day Delicious Excursion in Tehran with Iran Review
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
Today get along with Iran Review and spend a memorable day in one of the oldest neighborhoods of Tehran: Tajrish neighborhood. Tajrish neighborhood is the center of Tehran province’s Shemiranat County and is located in Tehran's municipal District 1. Tajrish square, which is the end point of Tehran's Vali Asr Avenue, is among Tehran's crowded trading and commercial hubs. The old bazaar, Tajrish Grand Tekiyeh (a place for religious mourning ceremonies) and the shrine of Emamzadeh Saleh in addition to numerous shopping centers are among main attractions of Tajrish neighborhood. 

British Museum: Love and Marriage in Iran
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

This small display celebrates the traditions associated with love, courtship and marriage in Iran and neighbouring regions.

Iran among UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards Winners
Friday, September 2, 2016

The UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation programme recognizes the efforts of private individuals and organizations that have successfully restored and conserved structures and buildings of heritage value in the region. By recognizing private efforts to restore and adapt historic properties the awards aim to encourage other property owners to undertake conservation projects within their communities, either independently or by seeking public-private partnerships. Darugheh House in Mashad, Iran received an Honorable Mention.

Chelo-Kabab: The National Dish of Iran
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
Chelo-Kabab or Chelow Kabab is the national dish of Iran. The meal is simple, consisting of steamed, saffroned Persian rice and kabab, of which there are several distinct Persian varieties. This dish is served throughout Iran today, but was traditionally associated with the northern part of the country.

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