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NOWRUZ CELEBRATION and Sofreye Haft-seen
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March 19, 2017September 2, 2017

NOWRUZ CELEBRATION and Sofreye Haft-seen

For over 3,000 years, Iranians plus over twenty observed ethnic groups from a diverse variety of societies have been celebrating this meaningful New Year’s celebration, happening right on the day of the vernal equinox. Marking the first day of spring, this New Year is in true attunement with the rhythm of life. That being said,...

MIDDLE EAST ROCK ART
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December 6, 2015January 10, 2017

MIDDLE EAST ROCK ART

Rock art is one of the oldest legacies of humankind. One could argue that rock art is the basis of a writing system, conveying cultural messages, beliefs and myths. In Iran, rock art sites have been discovered in Birjand (Lakh mazar), Khorasan (Nehbandan), Yazd (Arnan), Sistan and Baluchistan (Nikshahr and Saravan), Isfahan (Gharghab and Kucherey...

PERSIAN MYTHOLOGY
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October 24, 2015December 12, 2015

PERSIAN MYTHOLOGY

Persian mythology are traditional tales and stories of ancient origin, all involving extraordinary or supernatural beings. Drawn from the legendary past of Iran, they reflect the attitudes of the society to which they first belonged – attitudes towards the confrontation of good and evil, the actions of the gods, yazats (lesser gods), and the exploits...