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Six More Iranian Sites to Receive UNESCO World Heritage Certificates
Thursday, January 8, 2009
UNESCO plans to award six more Iranian monuments world heritage certificates during 2009. The six monuments to receive certificates are as follows: Chogha Zanbil Ziggurat, Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Takht-e Soleiman, Pasargadae, Soltanieh Dome, and the collection of historic churches of St. Thaddeus, St. Stephanus, and Dzordzor.
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Wonders of Iran: Sabzevar
Sunday, January 4, 2009
The city of Sabzevar, located 250 kilometers west of the provincial capital of Mashhad in the northeastern Khorasan Razavi Province, was once part of the Parthian Empire.
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Wonders of Iran: What Happens in Tehran?
Saturday, December 27, 2008
While the splendor of Isfahan (the cultural capital of the Islamic world), Shiraz (the city of poetry and orange groves) and Yazd (the city of wind towers) is what often attracts tourists to Iran, the political capital Tehran is the country's beating heart, where modernity meets tradition.
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Wonders of Iran: Qouri Qaleh Water Cave
Sunday, December 21, 2008
The Qouri Qaleh water cave is one of the outstanding tourist attractions of the western Iranian province of Kermanshah.
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Yalda, the Longest Night of the Year
Saturday, December 20, 2008
On Yalda festival, Iranians celebrate the arrival of winter, the renewal of the sun and the victory of light over darkness.
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UNESCO’s World Heritage Certificate for Persepolis
Monday, December 15, 2008
UNESCO is scheduled to present its world heritage certificate to the ancient site of Persepolis in the southern Iranian province of Fars.
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Fravahar, Pictogram of Persian Past
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
The Fravahar, a winged disk with a male upper body, has since the early part of the 20th century become the definitive symbol of Zoroastrianism through the efforts of two Parsi scholars.
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Parsa Emerges from the Shadow of Persepolis
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
The ancient town of Parsa has begun to emerge from the shadows of Persepolis. An Iranian-Italian joint archaeological team has brought to light the first remains of the town of Parsa, which was the residential area of commoners just outside the palaces of Persepolis.
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Roudkhan Castle
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Roudkhan castle is one of the most magnificent historical buildings in Gilan province which is located on the crest of a mountain and is called by locals “Zhiyeh Castle”.
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Avicenna, The Sage and The Philosopher
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Abu Ali Al-Husayn ibn Abdullah ibn Sina known as Avicenna was born into a middle class family in Afshanah, near Bukhara. His father was a governor of the Samanid dynasty.
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