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Omar Khayyam & Scientia Iranica
Monday, May 4, 2009
Active ImageBut few might know that coordinates of 58.0° N, 102.1° W and colongitude of 104° at sunrise are the designation of a lunar crater on the far side from the Earth, named in 1970 after Hakim Omar Khayyâm (1048-1123), the Iranian astronomer, mathematician, philosopher, and yes, poet par excellence.
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National Persian Gulf Day
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Active ImageIran has designated April 30th as National Persian Gulf Day, as the Persian Gulf, a historic waterway, is part of the natural heritage of Iran.
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Maragheh Observatory
Monday, April 27, 2009
Active ImageMaragheh observatory is an ancient observatory, which was established in 1259 by Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, an Iranian scientist and astronomer. Located in the heights west of Maragheh, it was once considered one of the most prestigious observatories in the world.
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Iran to Add PG to Spiritual Heritage List
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Iran is planning to hold the Persian Gulf national day and register the historical waterway on the country's Spiritual Heritage list.
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Happy Sadi Day
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Iranian people annually commemorate Sheikh Muslih od-Din Sadi Shirazi (C. 1213-1291), one of the greatest figures of classical Persian literature, on April 21, which has been named Sadi Day.
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Scholar Inscribes Iranian Peace Message
Monday, April 20, 2009
Iranian scholar Eliza Saeedi has created an inscription in the city of Tabriz which conveys the message of peace from Iran to the world.
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Nowruz: The Iranian New Year Has Truly Gone GLOBAL
Sunday, April 19, 2009
By all accounts the number of special events commemorating Nowruz has proliferated worldwide in the past decade. Credit, by and large, +goes to the persistent 75 million Iranians in Iran and their transplanted counterparts now residing in every corner of the world, who have persevered to preserve their cultural heritage by adhering to their New Year's rituals.
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Happy Attar Day
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
April 14 marks the Attar Day in Iran and people annually celebrate the occasion across the country.
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Vashi Strait: Tehran’s Tourist Haven
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Strait of Vashi or Savashi, which is located 15 km northwest of Firoozkouh, has many tourist attractions. The area’s favorable climatic conditions in summers can host a large number of tourists.
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Isfahan, The Second Heaven
Monday, April 6, 2009
Isfahan is situated in a fertile and well-watered area, with a river named the Zayandeh-Roud River flowing through it. Among the cities of Iran, Isfahan holds an extremely distinguished place, originating in its emergence during the Sassanid period before the birth of Islam.
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