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Women's Rights in Ancient Persia
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Zoroastrian texts such as the Avesta clearly define the status of Persian women and reveal that at a time when many women in the world were deprived of their basic rights, Persian women enjoyed social and legal freedom and were treated with great respect.
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Happy Khayyam Day
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Ghiyas od-Din Abul-Fath Omar ibn Ibrahim Khayyam Neyshaburi was a Persian poet, mathematician, philosopher and astronomer. He was born in Neyshabur, now part of Khorasan Razavi Province in Iran.
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Chahkouh, a Natural Wonder in Qeshm
Sunday, May 11, 2008

There is a mountain range across Qeshm Island whose height is rarely more than 300 meters. Its length, however, is almost as much as the island and about 110 km.

Mountains of Qeshm have a special situation. They are formed of horizontal and parallel sedimentary layers, and only at two points, the parallel disposition of layers has been disrupted due to presence of salt domes.

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Ferdowsi Statue in Britain’s Wadham College
Sunday, May 11, 2008
The statue of Persian poet Ferdowsi is to be set up at the library of Wadham College of the University of Oxford in the near future.
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Islands and Coasts of Qeshm
Sunday, May 11, 2008
There are four smaller islands near Qeshm Island adjacent to the Strait of Hormuz, which are called Hengam, Larak, Hormuz and Naz. Qeshm Island has an area of about 1,500 sq km and has the longest shores along the Persian Gulf. Zeitoun, Simin, Naz, Souza, Mosen, Shibderaz, Salakh, and Doustkou coasts are more beautiful than others.
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Qouri Qaleh: Asia’s Biggest and Most Amazing Water Cave
Monday, May 5, 2008
Qouri Qaleh, which is the world’s biggest and most amazing water cave is located 84 km from Kermanshah city along the road to Paveh and to the north of Javanroud town. The cave, which is currently considered one of the most important tourism attractions of Kermanshah province, is believed by experts to be the longest and the biggest water cave in the whole Asia.
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The Paradise Gardens of Persia
Sunday, May 4, 2008
For the ancient Persians the symbol of eternal life was a tree with a stream at its roots. The sacred miracle tree contained the seeds of all within itself.
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Siyalk Introduced to UNESCO as World’s Oldest Village
Saturday, May 3, 2008
After the beginning of the first season of international explorations and new archeological studies at the ancient Siyalk Hill, the site is to be introduced to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as the world’s oldest village.
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A JOURNEY TO THE EARTH’S HOTTEST POINT
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Gandom-e Beryan is the name of a hill with an area of 480 square kilometers, which is covered with blackened volcanic lava. The hill has been introduced by Professor Parviz Kordavani as the world’s hottest point where temperature in the shade rises as high as 67 degrees centigrade in summertime.
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The Persian Gulf in Historical Maps
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
The joint work of the Iranology Foundation and the Iranian Academy of Persian language and Literature entitled “The Persian Gulf in Historical Maps” was unveiled at the Iranology Foundation.
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