In a few days spring will arrive and Persians everywhere will be celebrating Nowruz, first day of spring, and of its beauty and pleasant weather. This is the season to be in harmony with nature and put away the old and look forward to a new beginning. This is also the time to allow the warmth of the sun to help rejuvenate our creativity and shed the layers of dormancy. Starting from the time of th...
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque is one of the architectural masterpieces of Safavid Iranian architecture, standing on the eastern side of Naghsh-i Jahan Square, Isfahan, Iran. Construction of the mosque started in 1603 and was finished in 1619.
Shazdeh Garden meaning Prince’s Garden is a historical Persian garden located near (6km away from) Mahan in Kerman province, Iran. Mahan is a city in and capital of Mahan District, in Kerman County, Kerman Province, Iran.
The ziggurat is arguably the most distinct architectural feature of the Mesopotamian civilization. Nevertheless, some of these structures have been found to exist outside the area once occupied by this ancient civilization. One of these ziggurats is located in Chogha Zanbil (meaning ‘basket mound’), near Susa in the Khuzestan province of modern day Iran.
When the Arabs invaded Persia in the 7th century, some followers of the Zoroastrian religion fled to the surrounding mountains and deserts to escape forced conversion to Islam. In a long and narrow valley in the Karkas Mountains, north of Isfahan, the Zoroastrians is believed to have founded a string of villages. Abyaneh is one of the last surviving village of the valley.
Iranians around the world celebrate Yalda, which is one of the most ancient Persian festivals. The festival dates back to the time when a majority of Persians were followers of Zoroastrianism.
The ruins of Pasargadae (Pasargad), an ancient city pertaining to the Achaemenid era, are located on the road to Esfahan and Yazd, about 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Persepolis.
Leonardo DiCaprio has given Ivanka Trump a copy of his climate change documentary.
Vegetable oil analysts from around the world who gathered at a palm oil forum yesterday gave a mixed price forecast for the months ahead.
There are many reasons people choose to go to graduate schools; make more money, having a better career, and educating themselves further to name a few of these reasons. Unfortunately, for most students, obtaining a graduate degree could mean taking out a huge loan – a huge burden especially if they have a significant debt from their undergraduate endeavors. Also, obtaining a graduate degree doesn...
Two pages of Hergé adventure story King Ottokar’s Sceptre auctioned in Paris, achieving higher price than expected