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Siraf, the Ancient Parthian Port
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Siraf city on the Persian Gulf coast is noted for its many historic sites dating back to the Sassanid, Parthian and Islamic eras.
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UNESCO Opens Hall of Iranian Dignitaries
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Next summer, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will not only officially inaugurate hall of Iranian dignitaries, but also unveil statues of Avicenna and Biruni on UNESCO premises.
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Ancient Decree for Building Aqueducts in Persian Gulf Islands
Monday, December 10, 2007
The first translation of an ancient inscription found on Kharg Island is proof to high managerial skills of ancient Iranians who tried to tackle water shortage in Persian Gulf islands.
The cuneiform inscription reads, “This is an order for drilling a well in Persian Gulf!”
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Persian Gulf Identity
Sunday, November 18, 2007
The language and quality of the Achaemenid inscription discovered in Iran's Kharg Island are strong proof of the Persian Gulf identity.
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Grand Mosque of Yazd
Saturday, November 17, 2007
The Grand Mosque of Yazd province is one of the most beautiful historical monuments and unique tourist attractions in central Iran.
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Iran, Cradle of Human Civilization
Saturday, November 17, 2007
For many decades, students across the world have been told that human civilization started some 5,000 years ago on the banks of Euphrates and Tigris rivers in Mesopotamia, Nile River in Egypt, and Indus River in the Indian Subcontinent. However, researchers currently believe that human civilization might have started in Iran.
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Jondi Shapour, the World’s Oldest University
Saturday, November 17, 2007
The world’s oldest university (Jondi Shapour in Dezful) was built by Shapour I of Sassanid dynasty in a namesake city which stood near the existing city of Dezful.
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Naqsh-e Rustam, Symbol of Iran's Triumph
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
The world-famous Naqsh-e Rustam stone relief in Iran's Shiraz province portrays the Roman Army's defeat.
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Cyrus, Proclaimer of Human Rights
Sunday, November 11, 2007
There are few people in history of Iran, in particular, and in history of the world, in general, whose deeds and words have served the well-being of humankind regardless of time and place. What is currently covered by human rights such as freedom, equality and other human concepts according to which the rights of ethnic minorities as well as different nations and races are protected has been mentioned for the first time in the form of the law in the human rights declaration of Cyrus the Great.
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Chehel Sotoun Pavilion
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Iran's Chehel Sotoun pavilion is one of the numerous wonders of the Safavid era, which reflects the rich Iranian art.
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