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March, 26

March, 26, 628 B.C.:
Happy Zoroaster Birthday

Zoroaster is the most ancient prophet and the only one who rose from Arians. There are disputes on his year of birth; some believe he was born 6000 years B.C. but most agree on the same day, 6th of Farvardin as the day of his birth. He was the founder of Zoroastrian religion which progressed through... Read Full Article:

March, 26, 1194 A.D.:
Last Seljuk King Killed

After almost a century, the Seljuk dynasty reached its end. Following Sultan Sanjar's death, the Seljuks entered a power struggle which gave the Kharazm king Ilarslan the opportunity to capture most of Transoxiana and parts of Khorasan. Upon Ilarslan's death, his son Alaaddin Takesh won a decisive b... Read Full Article:

March, 26, 1697 A.D.:
Safavid occupation of Basra

The Safavid occupation of Basra (1697–1701) took place between 26 March 1697 and 9 March 1701. It was the second time that the important Persian Gulf city had fallen to the Iranian Safavid Empire. *** View of Basra by Isaak de Graaf. Created c. 1695 after the situation in 1677 Basra, located in ... Read Full Article:

March, 26, 1839 A.D.:
The Allahdad Event and History of Anusim

The Allahdad was an 1839 violent riot and forced conversion against the Jews of Mashhad, Khorasan, Qajar Iran. After forced conversion of the Mashhadi Jews to Islam, many practiced Crypto-Judaism. The incident was important in the aspect that an entire community was forced to convert, and it was one... Read Full Article:

March, 26, 1979 A.D.:
Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty

The Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty (Arabic: معاهدة السلام المصرية الإسرائيلية‎, Mu`āhadat as-Salām al-Misrīyah al-'Isrā'īlīyah; Hebrew: הסכם השלום בין ישראל למצרים‎, Heskem HaShalom Bein Yisrael LeMitzrayim) was signed in Washington, D.C., ... Read Full Article:

March, 26, 2014 A.D.:
Put Your Best Fruit Forward: A Look at the Persian Fruit Bowl

Posted on 3/25/2014 2:56:00 PM by Daniela Galarza Since the story of Adam and Eve, fruit has served as both symbol and sustenance. This past weekend, Iranians all over L.A. celebrated Nowruz, or Persian New Year. Aside from the symbolic foods that are traditionally associated with the marking of N... Read Full Article:

March, 26, 2014 A.D.:
China's demand for Persian tapestry hits $3 billion

China may become one of Iran's biggest markets for Persian carpets and tapestries, with estimated current demand of roughly $3 billion, said Mohammad Alikhani, head of the Iran National Carpet Center, at an exhibition in Shanghai on Tuesday. Demand for Persian tapestries and carpets in China has be... Read Full Article:

March, 26, 2014 A.D.:
Recipe - Welcoming Spring and a New Day - Persian Rice

Iranian Cuisine Just like our New Year celebration, the Persian New Year begins at a very specific time. It is based on the sun’s travels, marking the start of Spring–precisely the second the sun crosses the equator. Families gather around a ceremonial display decorated with seven items, all of ... Read Full Article:

March, 26, 2014 A.D.:
A Cappuccino With the C.I.A.

ROYA HAKAKIANMARCH 25, 2014 NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The invitation came in an email, written in the ingratiating tone of the Nigerian prince looking to wire his millions into my checking account, and delivered the same jolt of giddy disbelief: Officers of the Near East Affinity Group at the Central Int... Read Full Article:

March, 26, 2014 A.D.:
How to Nowruz like a Persian

By A.J. Cave The memory of the first people who joyfully celebrated the coming of a lovely blossoming spring after months of a cold harsh winter is lost in the fog of obscurity. Over time, the two seasonal festivals marking the beginning of spring (season of planting) and the end of summer (season ... Read Full Article:

March, 26, 2014 A.D.:
Multi-nation Nowruz fest staged in Berlin

Embassies of nine countries -- Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan -- hosted a special Nowruz fest in Berlin on Sunday. According to IRNA, hundreds of Germans, among them many families, as well as foreign diplomats attended the co... Read Full Article:

March, 26, 2014 A.D.:
Spanish top court rules Catalonia referendum unconstitutional

Spain’s Constitutional Court has ruled that a referendum in Catalonia on independence from the rest of the country would violate the law, saying that regions within Spain “cannot unilaterally call a referendum on self-determination.” According to a summary of the ruling, any “right to decid... Read Full Article:

March, 26, 2014 A.D.:
Negareh: Persian Scholars Pavilion at United Nations Vienna, Austria

The Persian Scholars Pavilion at United Nations in Vienna, Austria is featuring the statues of four prominent Iranian figures. Highlighting the Iranian architectural features, the pavilion is adorned with Persian art forms and includes the statues of renowned Iranian scientists Avicenna, Abu Rayhan ... Read Full Article:

March, 26, 2014 A.D.:
10 Simple Things You Can Do Today That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science

Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. It's also no surprise that it's the Nr.1 value for Buffer's culture, if you see our slidedeck about it. So naturally we are obsessed with it. I would love to be happier, as I'm sure most people woul... Read Full Article:

March, 26, 2014 A.D.:
Negareh: Scythians meeting with Dariush the Great By Franciszek Smuglewicz 1785

The Scythians were an ancient Iranic people of horse-riding nomadic pastoralists who, throughout classical antiquity, dominated the Pontic-Caspian steppe, known at the time as Scythia. The Scythians are thought to have originated from the Central Asian region of Persia, as a branch of the ancient I... Read Full Article:

Periods of the Iranian/Persian History by Dynasties