Lur Women Nomads

They are probably the most intact tribes of Iran, retaining their robustness, virility, and tall stature. They are mostly cultivators and shepherds and occupy the high grounds of Lurestan, south of Kurdestan, and Kermanshah provinces. The Lursare thought to be a division of the ancient Kurds, both tribes being considered true descendants of the Medes. […]

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Afshar & Shahsavan Nomads

Having arrived in Iran in two waves under the Seljuks and the Mongols in 11th and 13th centuries, respectively; Afshars are pastoral nomads. They have their summer quarters on the slopes of the Sabalan Mountain at 4860 meters (Azarbaijan), between Lake Orumieh and Qazvin and Hamadan, and their winter quarters are in the hot plains […]

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Aali Qapu Palace

Aali Qapu is rich in naturalistic wall paintings by Reza Abbassi, the court painter of Shah Abbas I, and his pupils. There are floral, animal, and bird motifs. The highly ornamented doors and windows of the palace have almost all been pillaged at times of social anarchy. Only one window on the third floor has […]

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Hafez Tomb (Shiraz)

Hafez was born in Shiraz in 1315 AC and died there in 1390. A beloved figure of the Iranian people, who learn his verses by heart, Hafez was prominent in his home town and held a position as the court poet. In his memory, a small, dome-like structure was erected in Shiraz near his grave […]

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Arg-e Karim khan

Arg-e-Karim Khan was built in1766 AC. Karim Khan invited the best architects and artists of the time and bought the best materials from other cities and abroad for the construction of the citadel of Karim Khan, which was quickly constructed. During the Zandyeh dynasty it was used by the king as living quarters. During the […]

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Esfahan Jame Mosque

The congregational mosque (Jame) of Esfahan , within Esfahan Province of Iran. The mosque is the result of continual construction, reconstruction, additions and renovations on the site from around 771 to the end of the 20th century. The Grand Bazaar of Esfahan can be found towards the southeast wing of the mosque. It is a […]

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Alexander Prison (Yazd)

This 15th-century domed school is known as Alexander’s Prison because of a reference to this apparently dastardly place in a Hafez poem. The story goes that during the reign of Alexander the Macedonian, a number of Iranian elite resisting his domination went on an uprising in Shahr-e Rey (South of Tehran). He had them arrested […]

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Tehran Milad Tower

Tehran the largest and the greatest capital city in the 7000-years history of Persia (Iran after 1935). The original settlement of Tehran, north of the ancient city of Ray (Share Ray), may have been founded as early as the 4th century. In 1221 invading Mongols led by Ganngiz Khan destroyed city of Ray, but Tehran […]

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Chahar Taghi Niasar

The historical Niasar Fire Temple (Chahar Taghi) is located in Niasar and named Talar-e Niasar. It also situated right next to a natural spring with the same name. The structure of the Fire Temple is made is from stone blocks, held by old plaster and mortar. The stones are known to have been quarried from […]

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Persian Carpet

Persian carpet has a wide variety looks and styles, and if you decide to categorise them is super difficult. With the passage of time, the materials used in carpets, including wool and cotton, decay. Therefore archaeologists are not able to make any particularly useful discoveries during archaeological excavations, save for special circumstances. What has remained […]

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