Sheikh Bahai Prominent Scholar of Safavid Era
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Shaykh Bahai was a scholar, philosopher, architect, mathematician, astronomer and poet in 16th-century Iran. He was born in Baalbek, Lebanon but immigrated in his childhood to Safavid Iran with his father. He wrote over 88 books in different topics mostly in Persian but also in Arabic. He is buried in Imam Reza's shrine in Mashad in Iran.
Monday, April 05, 2010
Imam Mosque (Masjid-e Jam 'e Abbasi), also called Masjid-e Shah (Royal Mosque) before the victory of Islamic Revolution, is one of the finest and the most stunning buildings in the world standing in south side of Naghsh-i Jahan Square(Isfahan).
International Day of Nowruz
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
The General Assembly this afternoon recognized the International Day of Nowruz, a spring festival of Persian origin, and moved back the dates of the next high-level dialogue on Financing for Development, as it continued its sixty-fourth session.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Holy Savior Cathedral also known as Vank Cathedral and The Church of the Saintly Sisters, is the most visited cathedral in Isfahan, Iran. Vank means "cathedral" in the Armenian language. Among the churches built in the Jolfa District of Isfahan, the magnificent and architecturally significant "Vank" Cathedral is the most famous.
Sunday, February 07, 2010
The most important pilgrimage centre of the city of Shiraz is the Mausoleum of Mir Sayyed Ahmad, the son of the seventh Emam known as Shah-e-Cheragh (the Shrine of the lord of the light), which is situated near the Masjed-e-No. Mir Sayyed Ahmad came to Ahiraz at the beginning of the third Islamic century, and died there. After the shrines of Imam Reza in Mashhad and Fatima in Qum, the third most venerated pilgrimage destination in Iran is the shrine of Shah Cherag in the city of Shiraz.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Persia has a checkered history but has maintained much of its own character, and this is clearly evident in the wide variety of coins it produced throughout the centuries. In Persian history, monarchs and rulers minted coins whether in gold or silver to represent their authority over their own people and their neighboring states. At certain periods, the coins can rightly be considered as miniature works of art.
The Art of Parthians
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Domination of Iran and Mesopotamia was wrested from the Seleucids by the Parthians, a people said to have been originally a Scythian tribe but who obtained the name by which they are known in world history from the eastern Iranian province of Parthava. The province already existed in Achaemenid times and only some time after the middle of the third century B.C. was it occupied by this new Central Asiatic people.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Iranians around the world celebrate Yalda, which is one of the most ancient Persian festivals. Yalda, which means birth, is a Syriac word imported into the Persian language. It is also referred to as Shab-e Chelleh, a celebration of winter solstice on December 21--the last night of fall and the longest night of the year.
Abu Reyhan Birouni: A Persian Scientist
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Abu Reyhan Muhammad ibn Ahmad Birouni was a Persian scholar and polymath of the 11th century. He was a scientist and physicist, an anthropologist, comparative sociologist, astronomer and chemist, a critic of alchemy and astrology, an encyclopedist and historian.