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Kashan: A Large Oases Along the Salt Desert
Monday, August 17, 2009
Active ImageKashan is the first of the large oases along the Qom-Kerman road which runs along the edge of the Great Desert. Its charm is therefore mainly due to the contrast between the parched immensities of the Kavir region and the greenery of the well-tended oasis.
House of Amir Nezam: Museum of Qajar Period
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Active ImageHouse of Amir Nezam Garrousi, one of the dignitaries of Qajar era in Tabriz, was transformed into a specialized museum of Qajar period in 2006.
Golestan Palace
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Active ImageGolestān Palace is the former royal Qajar complex in Iran's capital city. The oldest of the historic monuments in Tehran, the Golestan Palace (also Gulistan Palace) (The Rose Garden Palace) belongs to a group of royal buildings that were once enclosed within the mud-thatched walls of Tehran’s Historic Arg (citadel).
Iranian-American Community Vital to Advance of Persian Studies
Monday, August 3, 2009
Active ImageThe diversity and range of Persian programs in the United States today reflect a variety of factors, including the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the end of the Cold War and the impact of a large and active Iranian-American community.
State Universities Lead Expansion of Persian Studies in U.S.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Active ImageThe growth of Persian and Iranian studies in the United States can be viewed in several ways. One is through its evolution from the study of a predominantly ancient or classical civilization to a modern and international academic field. Another is through its pattern of growth at different institutions of higher learning, and a third is through the expansion of Persian language training.
Persian Studies in United States Reflects Dynamism & Growth
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Active ImageWhen President Obama sent Nowruz greetings to Persian-speaking peoples around the world, he quoted a familiar line of the great Persian poet Saadi. Remarkably, the English translation that he used ("The children of Adam are limbs to each other, having been created of one essence") is more than 150 years old, by the 19th-century American philosopher and writer Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Sassanian Administration
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Active ImageThe Sassanian Dynasty or Sassanid Empire is the name of the last pre-Islamic Iranian empire. It was one of the two main powers in Western Asia for a period of more than 400 years. Sassanians, who inherited the economic conditions left behind by Parthians, were quick to forge an economic state so powerful and distinctive that its fame spread well beyond their political frontiers and their period.
New Evidence Proving Age-Old Title of the “Persian Gulf”
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Active ImageThe second phase of archeological excavations in the Iranian port city of Siraf yields new evidence confirming the antiquity of the Persian Gulf title.
Tabriz Silverwork
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Active ImageTabriz is known more for its carpets, pottery, jewels and precious stones than silverwork.
Ali Sadr, The Most Marvelous Cave
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Active ImageThe Ali Sadr Cave originally called Ali Saad (meaning dam) or Ali Saard (meaning cold) is a cave located about 100 kilometers north of Hamedan, western Iran (more accurately at 48°18'E 35°18'N). The cave walls can extend up to 40 meters high, and it contains several large, deep lakes. The cave has a river flowing through it and most travel through the cave system is done with a boat. Ali Sadr cave is situated between the large cities Hamadan, Tehran, and Qom making it a popular destination for Iranians.
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