Tag: UNESCO

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

TAKHT-E SOLEYMAN
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June 12, 2016January 19, 2017

TAKHT-E SOLEYMAN

The Royal Takht-e Soleyman Very long before any of us even existed today the magnificent archeological ensemble, Takht-e Soleyman, was built in the valley of a volcano some 2,600 years ago by the Persian Sasanian rulers. The mysterious ensemble holds a very big spiritual significance, dedicated to water and fire. The volcano’s valley has a...

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...

GONBAD-E QABUS TOWER
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December 8, 2015June 7, 2017

GONBAD-E QABUS TOWER

Dominating all of its surrounding landscape near the ancient city of Gorgan, the 1000 year old Gonbad-e Qabus Tower stands tall; magnificently representing the Ziyarid Dynasty’s timeworn civilization. Also known as Gonbad-e Kavus, this 53 meter tall tower, made of entirely of fired brick, is the tomb of, ibn Voshmgir, the Ziyarid ruler and writer...

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