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  • Snow blankets Iran's Tabriz

    Snow blankets Iran's Tabriz

    Snowfall records cement Tabriz’s status as one of the snowiest metropolitan areas in Iran, a claim made possible by a combination of different geological factors: the city’s proximity to the Sahand Mountains is the main factor.

  • Tourist Places to Visit in Hyderabad

    Tourist Places to Visit in Hyderabad

    Isfahan's sister city, Hyderabad with its unmatched blend of history and modernity, hypnotizes everyone, whoever sets his/her foot in this beautiful city of Nizams. With a history as old as 400 years and the status of metropolitan city, Hyderabad promises a unique refreshing experience to all.

  • Isfahan's Pirbakran home to ancient cemetery

    Isfahan's Pirbakran home to ancient cemetery

    The Pir Bakran mausoleum, the burial pace of Mohammad ebn-e Bakran, is a historical sepulcher in Isfahan’s Pir Bakran dating back to the Ilkhanid era. The inscriptions inside the tomb indicate that the mausoleum belongs the early times of the conversion of Mongols to Islam. The precinct of the mausoleum is encircled by walls, small vaulted spaces that open on to the courtyard, and the curved doorway of the main iwan adorning with some engravings in Kufic and Cursive styles embellishing with trailing floral stucco decorations, which are beautifully crafted by Mohammad Naghash.

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  • Seleucid, Parthian relics unearthed in UNESCO-tagged Bisotun

    Seleucid, Parthian relics unearthed in UNESCO-tagged Bisotun

    In a recent excavation in Bisotun, an ancient UNESCO-tagged site containing bas-reliefs and inscriptions of Darius the Great, archaeologists found relics and architectural remains dating from the Seleucid (312 BC-63 BC) and Parthian (247 BC – 224 CE) eras.

  • Ensure public trust through citizen's involvement

    Ensure public trust through citizen's involvement

    "Chaharbagh-e Zandegi Idea Cup" is being held at the request of the municipality's culture desk; those interested in the event are expected to submit their proposals on cultural, economic, and social subjects, " The head of the Creativity and Innovation Desk of Isfahan Municipality's Research, Creativity and New Technologies Department said.

  • Taste of Persia in Isfahan's Ghalamkari

    Taste of Persia in Isfahan's Ghalamkari

    Isfahani artists have integrated the artistic techniques of Ghalamkari and painting into one unique method. Vignettes, arabesques, intertwining plants and abstract curvilinear motifs go along with the symbolic patterns of Ghalamkari to beget a new distinctive craft.

  • Papier-mâché; Ancient art technique

    Papier-mâché; Ancient art technique

    Papier-mâché has been defined as the art of making boxes, Qalamdan (pen box), frames, mirrors, and other decorative objects with compressed cardboard or pulp.

  • Pandemic shows importance of information access for all

    World Braille Day:

    Pandemic shows importance of information access for all

    The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how critical it is to ensure essential information is accessible to everyone, including people living with disabilities. On World Braille Day, observed on 4 January, UN agencies have been highlighting how they are promoting a disability-inclusive response to the crisis.

  • Green Iran; every Iranian, a seedling

    Green Iran; every Iranian, a seedling

    The movement called "Green Iran; every Iranian, a seedling" has been initiated in Isfahan to develop urban green spaces throughout the city.

  • Marching Through the Morning

    Marching Through the Morning

    This year’s January 3 marks the second martyrdom anniversary of General Qassem Soleimani, the legendary commander of the IRGC’s Quds Force whose assassination by the Trump administration helped mobilize grassroots movements against U.S. military presence in the West Asia region.

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