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January, 11, 2016 A.D.:
A look at Lockerbie : Iran Air Flight 655


*** Some victims of IR655: On July 3, 1988, near the end of Iran-Iraq war, the USS Vincennes launched two surface-to-air missiles and downed Iran Air Flight 655 en route to Dubai. All 290 passengers onboard, including 66 children, were killed. The tragic story of the Lockerbie Bombing begins in Ira... Read Full Article:


January, 20, 2016 A.D.:
Makhunik, a Neolithic village


Tehran, Jan 19, IRNA – Makhunik Village in South Khorasan Province has always been in the spotlight due to its exceptional style of buildings which still bear the elements of Neolithic architecture and the distinctive lifestyle of its residents. The village has gained reputation as ‘Lilliput Vi... Read Full Article:


January, 23, 2016 A.D.:
24 ancient relics identified in North Khorasan


Tehran, Jan 22, IRNA – Mohammad-Javad Ja’fari added that 16 ancient relics were identified in the area of Chandir Dam which is located 700 meters off Esmi Village in Jargalan District. Also, eight relics were identified within the precincts of Soombar Dam, located in 5.1 km off east of Gholaman... Read Full Article:


February, 2, 2016 A.D.:
Object of Intrigue: Ancient Persian Water Clocks


by Tao Tao Holmes / 02 Feb 2016 *** It's like looking down at your watch. (Photo: Public Domain/WikiCommons) The word for an ancient water clock sounds like a name of a Greek goddess: Clepsydra. These age-old time-keeping devices are handsome and intriguing, using the gradual flow of water to measu... Read Full Article:


February, 6, 2016 A.D.:
Iran’s Eight-Million-Year-Old Fossils Unveiled after Returning Home from US


TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s ancient fossils, which had been sent to the US some 40 years ago for studies and were returned home after Tehran won a decades-long legal dispute with Washington, were unveiled in the Iranian capital. In the unveiling ceremony held in the city’s Pardisan Park, 1351 fo... Read Full Article:


February, 20, 2016 A.D.:
Discovering Cyrus the Great's Secrets in Modern Iran


2,500 years after his death, Cyrus the Great’s tomb in Iran remains a site of mystery and wonder. By Akhilesh Pillalamarri February 19, 2016 The Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery of Asian Art in Washington D.C. has just launched a new exhibit on the discovery and excavation of the ancient Achaeme... Read Full Article:


February, 23, 2016 A.D.:
photographer documents the architectural details of ceilings in iran


Photographer documents the architectural details of ceilings in iran (above) ceiling of Hazrat-Masoumeh mosque in qom, iran all images courtesy of mehrdad https://www.instagram.com/m1rasoulifard/ An Instagram photographer is taking viewers on a visual journey through the history of Irania... Read Full Article:


March, 6, 2016 A.D.:
12,000 tourists traveled to ancient city of Susa in 11 months


Dezful, March 6, IRNA- Governor of Susa said that 12,000 tourists from 45 world countries have visited the ancient city of Susa since the beginning of current Iranian year. On the sidelines of a meeting with a group of foreign tourists, Reza Nejati told IRNA on Sunday that the tourists who visited ... Read Full Article:


March, 12, 2016 A.D.:
Ultimate Traveller focuses on Persian impressions


Photography presentation explores Iran's ancient heritage Anna Dimoff / North Shore News March 11, 2016 12:00 AM *** The ceiling of the Mosque of Sheikh Lotfollah, one of the architectural masterpieces of Safavid Iranian architecture, in Isfahan, Iran. Photo Supplied, Peter Langer Peter Langer's T... Read Full Article:


March, 14, 2016 A.D.:
Hermitage to strengthen cultural ties with Iran


St Petersburg museum director pledges closer relationship as countries develop tourism links by Sophia Kishkovsky | 14 March 2016 *** The Hermitage, which has an extensive Persian collection, hosted the Eighth European Conference of Iranian Studies in 2015. Photo: V.B. Ivanov Russia and Iran are ... Read Full Article:


March, 28, 2016 A.D.:
1st Persian Language training course starts in Bulgaria


Tehran. The first Persian Language free training course started in Sofia and Plovdiv, two Bulgarian cities, to promote Islamic-Iranian culture and civilization, Iran’s IRNA reported. Twenty-five Persian language students participated in this course which has been held with the contribution of Iran... Read Full Article:


March, 30, 2016 A.D.:
Iran beats Oman in Russia 2018 W-Cup Qualifiers


Iran Vs. Oman. AFP Beginning with Football news, and the latest from the Russia 2018 World Cup Qualifiers, where Sardar Azmoun was the Star of the Match, as Iran completed an Unbeaten Run in the Competition with a comfortable 2-nil victory over Oman at Azadi Stadium. The Iranians came to the match w... Read Full Article:


March, 30, 2016 A.D.:
Oh Yeah! Iran Bans Use of Wild Animals in Circuses! | One Green Planet


By Amanda Lindner Here in the United States, circuses are almost synonymous with wild animal performances. When you hear the word circus, the images that came to mind are probably the sight of a lion jumping through fire, an elephant standing on its hind legs, or a monkey riding a bicycle. These a... Read Full Article:


March, 31, 2016 A.D.:
OU unveils new statue of Omar Khayyam, famous Persian philosopher and scientist


Derric Cushman, news reporter University of Oklahoma OU President David Boren and others unveiled a new statue of a Persian philosopher and scientist Wednesday in front of Hester Hall. The statue of Omar Khayyám, an 11th-century poet, astronomer, scholar and mathematician, is located in front of H... Read Full Article:


April, 1, 2016 A.D.:
Re-discovering Fifty Shades of Persian, True Iranian Colors


Right after the JCPOA, Persian was in again! Consequently, some people started capitalizing on Persian stuff: historical, cultural, national, natural, etc. This phenomenon may sometimes be confusing as there is not only one shade of Persian Red or Persian Blue. What we refer to as True Iranian Color... Read Full Article:

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