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Shooshtar Waterfalls in UNESCO World Heritage List
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Active ImageThe ancient Shooshtar waterfalls in Iran's southern Khuzestan Province have been registered on the UNESCO 2009 World Heritage List.
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Isfahan Half of the World
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Active ImageIsfahan flourished under the Safavid Dynasty and is renowned for its outstanding Islamic and Iranian architecture. In those times, it had a population of one million and boasted of many parks, libraries, public baths, shops and mosques that amazed domestic and foreign visitors alike.
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Khatamkari: Artistic Heritage
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Active ImageKhatamkari is one of the Persian arts of marquetry wherein the surface of wooden or metallic articles is decorated with pieces of wood, bone and metal cut in a variety of shapes and designs.
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Middle East Oldest Village Found in Iran
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Active ImageIranian and English archeologists have discovered the Middle East's oldest village which dates back to at least 9800 BC in western Iran.
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Enameling Originated in Iran
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Active ImageAlthough specimens of Iranian enamel works dating back to the 10th century AH (after hegira) and the Safavid era have been found, experts believe it has a more ancient history.
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Tall Buildings in Ancient Iran
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Active ImageTall buildings can be traced to many centuries ago when rulers built fortresses on hills to keep the surrounding areas under surveillance. Such a building was also useful for defending the city.
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Shahnameh Millennium in UNESCO 2010 Calendar of Events
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Active ImageUNESCO has initially agreed to Iran’s proposal for registration of the Shahnameh millennium programs on its calendar of events in 2010.
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Happy Khayyam Day
Monday, May 18, 2009
Active ImageMay 18 marks the birthday of the great Iranian poet, astronomer, and mathematician Omar Khayyam (1048-1131). Iranians annually celebrate the occasion as Khayyam Day.
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Ferdowsi Day Celebrated in Iran
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Active ImageIranians across the country have celebrated the national day of the highly revered Iranian epic poet Ferdowsi on May 15.
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Happy Ferdowsi Day
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Active ImageMay 15 is annually celebrated by Iranians as Fedowsi Day. Many art and cultural festivals are held across the country to commemorate the great Iranian epic poet.
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