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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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Goharshad Mosque: Masterpiece of Islamic Architecture
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Goharshad Mosque is one of the most famous mosques in Iran which is located in Razavi Khorasan province in the northeast of the country.
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Sheikh Safieddin Ardebili Mausoleum
Saturday, November 1, 2008
The mausoleum is one of the most beautiful historical and Islamic structures and is regarded as one of the most important ancient structures of the country.
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Wonders of Iran: Haft Tappeh Catacombs
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Haft Tappeh (seven mounds), located 15 kilometers to the south of the ancient city of Susa, is one of Iran's most significant archeological sites.
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Ziggurats, Stairways to Heaven
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Ziggurats were a form of ancient Mesopotamian mudbrick temple-tower common to the Sumerians, Babylonians and Assyrians from approximately 2200 until 500 BCE. Some of these architectural marvels still stand today.
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Hafez National Day
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Iranians annually celebrate the Hafez Day on October 11, during which they gather and hold talks on the poetry, thoughts, and life of Hafez.
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Remembering The Poet Sohrab Sepehri: 1928-1980
Saturday, October 11, 2008
The 80th birthday anniversary of late Iranian poet Sohrab Sepehri is being marked in Kashan, Iran.
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Narenjestan Garden of Shiraz
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Narenjestan or Qavam Garden of Shiraz dates back to Qajar era and is located on the eastern side of the end of Lotfali Khan Zand Avenue. Due to abundance of sour orange trees it is called Narenjestan. Narenjestan building has been a place where ordinary people went for administrative purposes and public meetings as well as meetings among Qajar dignitaries and nobles were held there.
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History of Headgear in Persia
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Throughout history, headgears have played a significant role in Persian society and have been used to represent profession, race and social status.
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Wonders of Iran: Kish
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Everyone in Iran wants a piece of Kish, the coral island where shopping is enjoyable and almost cheap, tourists need no entry visa for at least 14 days, and the enticing lure of warm sandy beaches and tall palm trees is irresistible.
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