Masouleh, Village On the Rooftops
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
The historical town of Masouleh, having an attractive nature and a wonderful architecture with an antiquity of more than 1000 years, is situated at a distance of 35 km from Fooman and 60 km from Rasht, and 1050 m. above the Caspian Sea. This beautiful complex, remained from history with traditions, manners and customs, handicrafts, and many natural and historical sites, is the host of thousands of eager guests and travelers every year.
A Gallery As Big As a Town
Sunday, May 10, 2015
In a project, called ‘A Gallery As Big As a Town’, which Tehran’s mayor hopes will encourage people to visit museums, the billboard ads have been replaced with artworks by renowned local and foreign artists for 10 days, turning the Iranian capital into a giant urban art gallery.
Persian Turquoise, Jewel of the Orient
Monday, April 27, 2015
For at least 2,000 years, the region once known as Persia, has remained the most important source of turquoise. It's sky-blue turquoise has always been a magnet for beauty seekers throughout history.
Persepolis, Reflection of Iran's Civilization Glory
Friday, March 20, 2015
Persepolis (Takht-e Jamshid ), literally meaning "city of Persians", was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550–330 BC). Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of city of Shiraz in Fars Province in Iran. The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BC. It exemplifies the Achaemenid style of architecture. UNESCO declared the ruins of Persepolis a World Heritage Site in 1979.
Old Café Confectionaries of Tehran: Good Memories
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Old buildings, palaces, as well as monumental streets or museum objects are not the sole articles in a country’s history which can make up that country’s cultural heritage as well. Café confectionaries are also among “sweet” heritage of every country. The history of confectionery business in Iran has not been well documented. However, before new confectionaries became famous and established in Tehran, it was café confectionaries which attracted the citizens of the Iranian capital city.
University of Tehran: 8oth Anniversary
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Today is the 80th birthday of the mother university of Iran, Tehran University.The University of Tehran, also known as Tehran University and UT, is Iran's oldest and most prestigious university. Based on its historical, socio-cultural and political pedigree, as well as its research and teaching profile, UT has been nicknamed "The mother university of Iran". It is almost always ranked as the best university in Iran in national and international rankings.
Parviz Tanavoli: Half a Century of Art in US Museum
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Parviz Tanavoli, an Iranian sculptor, painter, art historian and collector, is undoubtedly an outstanding figure in Iran’s contemporary art circle and an unforgettable presence in our ancient nobility and national identity, while respecting the meaningful qualities of contemporary art. London’s Austin/Desmond Fine Art gallery will be playing host to an exhibition of ceramics and sculptures by Iranian artist Parviz Tanavoli, which will open on September 21.