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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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Shiraz’s Enchanting Gardens
Monday, April 6, 2009
Shiraz, the cultural capital of Iran, has since old times been known as the city of flowers and nightingales. The city’s beautiful gardens are renowned worldwide and visitors always leave this city with beautiful memories.
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Iranian Ceremony of Shahnameh Reciting
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Reciting of Shahnameh is one of the old Iranian traditions which existed in the culture and tradition of this country from ancient times.
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Iran’s Summits at a Glance
Sunday, April 5, 2009
A number of important summits are scattered along the length and breadth of Iran. Some of them are profiled below.
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Canada Parliament Recognizes 'Nowruz Day'
Saturday, April 4, 2009
The Canadian parliament has designated the vernal equinox or the first day of spring as 'Nowruz Day', marking the Persian New Year.
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Minoudasht, the Bride of Golestan
Monday, March 30, 2009
Minoudasht is one of the eastern cities known as the bride of the northern Golestan province. This area has been known invariably as the Green Plain, Plain of Heaven, Plain of Minoo and presently Minoudasht.
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Arg-é Bam, Bam Citadel
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
The Arg-é Bam was the largest adobe building in the world, located in Bam, a city in the Kerman province of southeastern Iran. It is listed by UNESCO as part of the World Heritage Site "Bam and its Cultural Landscape". This enormous citadel on the Silk Road was built before 500 BC and remained in use until 1850 AD. It is not known for certain why it was then abandoned.
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Iran Urbanized 4,500 Years Ago
Monday, March 9, 2009
Archeological studies have indicated that traces of ancient population in Iran's northern province of Mazandaran go back 5,600 years.
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Chehel Sotoun Palace
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Chehel Sotoun is a pavilion in the middle of a park at the far end of a long pool, in Isfahan built by Shah Abbas II to be used for the Shah's entertainment and receptions. In this palace, Shah Abbas II and his successors would receive dignitaries and ambassadors, either on the terrace or in one of the stately reception halls.
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Velvet Weaving: A Forfeited Craft
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Velvet is a type of tufted fabric in which the cut threads are evenly distributed, with a short dense file, giving it a distinct feel. Historians suggest that velvet dates back to the early Islamic period.
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