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The Legend of the Mighty Persian City of Persepolis (Takht-e Jamshid)
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August 16, 2017October 16, 2017

The Legend of the Mighty Persian City of Persepolis (Takht-e Jamshid)

The mighty metropolis of Persepolis, an enormous archive of ancient Persian texts, bas-relief carvings, palaces, halls and tombs of the antiquated empire’s royalty, and the ceremonial capital and seat of the great Achaemenid Empire. For over two centuries the ancient Persian Empire ruled from the archeological marvel. The earliest remains, however, were discovered to be...

The Ancient Persian City of Pasargadae, The Cradle of Civilization
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August 15, 2017October 16, 2017

The Ancient Persian City of Pasargadae, The Cradle of Civilization

Founded by Cyrus II the Great, the mighty ruler of the Achaemenid Empire 6th century BC, the impressive city of Pasargadae was the first dynastic capital of the ancient Persian Empire. The Achaemenid Empire’s was the first-ever known to respect and maintain the cultural diversity of the people that it conquered. Aside from uncovering its...

YAZD, IRAN, UNESCO’S LATEST INSCRIPTIONTO THE WORLD HERITAGE LIST
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July 10, 2017August 23, 2017

YAZD, IRAN, UNESCO’S LATEST INSCRIPTIONTO THE WORLD HERITAGE LIST

During its 41st session held in Krakow, Poland, the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO voted in favor of Iran’s ancient historical city of Yazd being inscribed on the World Heritage List; as one of only three, last Sunday; July 9, 2017. The very recent news was a sure cause of celebration for Iran’s Cultural Heritage,...

CHOGHA ZANBIL
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June 21, 2016January 24, 2017

CHOGHA ZANBIL

The Gem of Mesopotamia: Chogha Zanbil
Built in honor of the mighty Sumerian god, Inshushinak, the ziggurat at Chogha Zanbil is the greatest of a vast

TABRIZ BAZAAR
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May 14, 2016January 19, 2017

TABRIZ BAZAAR

The Silk Route’s Historic Bazaar of Tabriz Complex Stepping into the biggest covered bazaar in the world and one of the oldest and most notable in the Middle East, the Bazaar of Tabriz generously reveals its antiquated roots and history to curious travellers and visitors. Being a hotspot for trade and commerce since the Iron...

PASARGADAE
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March 7, 2016June 7, 2017

PASARGADAE

The Ancient Persian City of PASARGADAE Founded by Cyrus II the Great, mighty ruler of the Achaemenid Empire 6th century BC, the impressive city of Pasargadae was the first dynastic capital of the ancient Persian Empire. The Achaemenid Empire’s was the first known to respect and maintain the cultural diversity of its people. Tourists and...

NAGHSH-e JAHAN SQUARE
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March 7, 2016June 18, 2017

NAGHSH-e JAHAN SQUARE

The Extravagant Naghsh-e Jahan Square Built in the heart of beautiful Isfahan early 17th century, Meidan-e Emam, also known as Naqsh-e Jahan Square, was the Royal Square of Isfahan and the staple of Persian socio-culture. The enormous square is surrounded by antiquated historical and monumental buildings all around. Ali Qapu Palace, the Royal Mosque (Shah...

JAMEH MOSQUE OF ISFAHAN
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March 7, 2016June 15, 2017

JAMEH MOSQUE OF ISFAHAN

The Historic Jameh Mosque of Isfahan Of the most antiquated standing mosques in Iran, the magnificent Jameh Mosque of Isfahan or Masjed-e Jāmé Isfahan, is the sweet fruit of over twelve centuries of Iranian Islamic architecture. There is much to be seen as one looks around from the center of the courtyard; however most of...

SHAHR-E SUKHTE
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December 18, 2015June 7, 2017

SHAHR-E SUKHTE

Founded in prehistoric Persia, circa 3200 BC, Shahr-e Sukhté translating to “Burnt City” of the Bronze Age lays mysteriously quiet, awaiting the eager attention of archaeologists and travellers. Also spelled as Shahr-e Sukhteh and Shahr-i Sokhta, this Bronze Age urban settlement, associated with the Jiroft culture, is one of the earliest societies known to humankind....

SHUSHTAR HIRTORICAL HYDRAULIC SYSTEM
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December 17, 2015June 7, 2017

SHUSHTAR HIRTORICAL HYDRAULIC SYSTEM

Dubbed ‘a masterpiece of creative genius’ the Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, of the Khuzestan province, is the pumping-heart that turned this expansive semi-desert land into urban residences, farms and orchards. Dating back to the time of Darius the Great, 5th century BC, this ancient collection of dams, bridges, basins, mills are a testament to the...

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