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Takhte Soleyman

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Sep
2016
Takht-e Soleyman
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Takht-e Soleyman The archaeological site of Takht-e Soleyman, in north-western Iran, is situated in a valley set in a volcanic mountain region. The site includes the principal Zoroastrian sanctuary partly rebuilt in the Ilkhanid (Mongol) period (13th century) as well as a temple of the Sasanian period (6th and 7th centuries) dedicated to Anahita. The […]

meidan emam esfahan

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Sep
2016
Meidan Emam, Esfahan
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Built by Shah Abbas I the Great at the beginning of the 17th century, and bordered on all sides by monumental buildings linked by a series of two-storeyed arcades, the site is known for the Royal Mosque, the Mosque of Sheykh Lotfollah, the magnificent Portico of Qaysariyyeh and the 15th-century Timurid palace. They are an […]

Perspolis

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Sep
2016
Persepolis
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Founded by Darius I in 518 B.C., Persepolis was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire. It was built on an immense half-artificial, half-natural terrace, where the king of kings created an impressive palace complex inspired by Mesopotamian models. The importance and quality of the monumental ruins make it a unique archaeological site. Brief Synthesis Persepolis, […]

Tchogha Zanbil

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Sep
2016
Tchogha Zanbil
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The ruins of the holy city of the Kingdom of Elam, surrounded by three huge concentric walls, are found at Tchogha Zanbil. Founded c. 1250 B.C., the city remained unfinished after it was invaded by Ashurbanipal, as shown by the thousands of unused bricks left at the site. Brief Synthesis Located in ancient Elam (today […]

Mohammad Hossein Behjat Tabrizi

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Sep
2016
Mohammad-Hossein Behjat Tabrizi (Shahriar)
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Literati gathered in Tabriz, Shahriar’s birthplace, to commemorate his name and celebrate Iran’s National Day of Poetry and Literature on Sunday. Poet Mohammad-Hossein Behjat Tabrizi (Shahriar) died on September 18, 1988, and in 2002, the day was designated as Iran’s National Day of Poetry and Literature. According to Mehr News Agency, speaking to the gathering […]