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Iran Mosques

Iran Mosques
Mesmerizing pure Art
There are places of worship throughout the world that can claim to be extraordinarily beautiful in design and form. Among these places, Iran is home to breathtaking mosques filled with intricate mosaics and a kaleidoscope of colors. Dignified, magnificent, and impressive. The arches, tilework mosaics, and the very round domes are the post-Islamic method of building structures in Iran. However, Iranian architecture has a history from at least 5000 BC to the present which significantly inspired the architecture in India, Turkey, and Tajikistan to Zanzibar.

ASBADS (WINDMILLS) OF IRAN

The First World Windmills in South Khorasan & Sistan- Baluchestan Provinces
Asbads (Windmills) of Iran
Asbads (windmills) of Iran are the oldest windmills in the world. Located in the Iranian town of Nashtifan, initially named Nish Toofan, or "storm's sting," the windmills have withstood winds of up to 74 miles an hour.

Iranian Bathhouses

Iranian Bathhouses
In old days, every city across the nation contained several public bathhouses and there was usually one in every district. The citizens took on the expenses of running the traditional bathhouses in accordance with their income. They were marked with their special design and architecture. The bathhouses were constructed in such a way as to keep warm and preserve the steam, given that they had a dual purpose. Besides being a place for washing oneself, they were considered as warm and cozy places where people could relax and enjoy themselves.

Iran Deserts A Different beauty

Iran Deserts A Different beauty
Desert is a familiar word for Iranians. This word always reminds us of an arid area with few plants. Where you can hardly find water and the living conditions are intolerable. Iran is situated in a high-altitude plateau surrounded by connected ranges of mountains. The well-known deserts of Iran are in two major regions:
1) Dasht-e-Kavir, and 2) Kavir-e-Lut. They are both some of the aridest and maybe hottest areas of their kind in the world.

Kotaleh Khour Cave

Kataleh Khour Cave
Kotaleh Khour Cave, located 165 km southwest of Zanjan, is one of the most beautiful caves in the world. The stalagmites in Kotaleh Khour Cave have turned into beautiful shapes by the lapse of time including statue shapes resembling bride and groom, the wedding table, bride-groom alley, candle castle, holy Mary Hall, and withered palm tree give a special glamour to the cave, bewildering visitors. The skeleton of a quadruped animal, which has turned into calcite belonging to the fourth geological era, is seen in one of the chambers of the cave.

Verjuy Mithra Temple

Verjuy Mithra Temple
Oldest Mithraist Temple
Architecture and art are the best forms of the emergence of the human attitude towards religious rituals and the importance of these rituals. In ancient Persia, one of the most important ritual foundations for forming space was the Mithraic beliefs. The significance of architectural design in Mithraic temples is presented in various periods of art and architecture in Iran and other parts of the globe depending on the complexity of the Mithraic mysteries.

Fars province is a unique workshop of sculpture and Achaemenian arts

Fars province is a unique workshop of sculpture and Achaemenian arts
A collection contains the 250-years history of the Achaemenid rule (559 BC to 330 BC). A unique collection including 3 Royal Palace complexes in Persepolis - Pasargad, and Susa(Khuzestan Province), also about 4,000 bas-reliefs mainly in Fars province - 6 stone tombs in Shiraz (4 in Naghsh-e Rostam and 2 in Persepolis), and a stone tomb in Pasargad.

15 stunning features of Persepolis history

15 stunning features of Persepolis history
In 518 BC, some of the most experienced engineers, architects, and artists from all over the Achaemenid territories invited to build the first Royal Complexes.
The building could be a symbol of global unity, peace, and equality for thousands of years. The Achaemenid Empire was the first Persian empire (550-330 BCE). It founded by Cyrus in Asia and expanded in some parts of Europe. Their lands stretched from the Danube River in Europe to the Aral Sea in Central Asia and from the Indian Ocean and the Indus to Abyssinia and Libya.

Persepolis, glory of past, a treasure of the present

Persepolis, glory of past, a treasure of the present
Persepolis (Old Persian Pårsa, modern Takht-e Jamshid): Greek name of one of the capitals of the ancient Achaemenid empire, founded by the great king Darius (522-486 BCE). There were several satellite sites, like Naqs-i Rustam and Takht-e Rostam. There are some indications that the site of Persepolis was already a government center under Cyrus the Great (559530) and his son Cambyses II (530-522), but there are no archaeological traces of this older phase.

Maranjab Caravanserai, Host for Lovers of History and Nature

Maranjab Caravanserai, Host for Lovers of History and Nature
Maranjab Caravanserai with more than 300 years of history, near Namak Lake (Salt Lake)and at the heart of a desert with the same name has been a safe shelter for travelers from the distant past. Its fresh drinkable water, one of the uncovered miracles of this castle, has been call shop for passing caravans in this desert. This caravanserai is located on Silk Road. Nowadays, Maranjab Caravanserai is a host for lovers of history and nature and every year attracts many domestic and foreign tourists to this area to touring Maranjab Desertinside an undefinable tranquil silence.

Takht-e Soleyman, A universal heritage

Takht-e Soleyman, A universal heritage
The archaeological site of Takht-e Soleyman, in north-western Iran, Is situated in a valley set in a volcanic mountain region. The site includes the principal Zoroastrian sanctuary partly rebuilt in the Ilkhanid (Mongol) period (13th century) as well as a temple of the Sasanian period (6th and 7th centuries) dedicated to Anahita. The site has important symbolic significance. The designs of the fire temple, the palace, and the general layout have strongly influenced the development of Islamic architecture.

Tchogha Zanbil, An Ancient Grandeur

Tchogha Zanbil, An Ancient Grandeur
The ruins of the holy city of the Kingdom of Elam, surrounded by three huge concentric walls, are found at Tchogha Zanbil which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Founded c. 1250 B.C., the city remained unfinished after it was invaded by Ashurbanipal, as shown by the thousands of unused bricks left at the site. Outstanding Universal Value Located in ancient Flam (today Khuzestan province in southwest Iran), Tchogha Zanbil (Dur-Untash, or the City of Untash, in Elamite) was founded by the Elamite king Untash-Napirisha (1275-1240 BCE) as the religious center of Elam.

A Tour Throughout Reza Abbassi Museum

A Tour Throughout Reza Abbassi Museum
Among rush and bustle of Shariati street of Tehran near Seyed Khandan street, just by a distance of a wall, borders of time are broken and a treasure of Iranian civilization, Reza Abbasi Museum, attracts every passerby. In this article, in addition to introducing the Reza Abbasi Museum, some important points about manners and formalities of Visitors visiting museums are explained. Introducing Reza Abbasi: Reza Abbasi (15651635AD) was the most famous painter during the reign of Shah Abbas Safavi.

A Journey through the National Museum

A Journey through the National Museum of Iran-Tehran
Iran has a fairly long history of human occupation, extending well over one million years. Not all of this long span, however, is considered 'history' in the strictest sense, i.e., recorded by the documentary - written - evidence. In fact, writing is a fairly recent innovation in human history, emerging some 5,000 years ago as a result of major developments amongst human societies.

Land of Waves and Corals, Ever-Spring Land, Chabahar

Land of Waves and Corals, Ever-Spring Land, Chabahar
In southeastern of Iran, along seashores of Makran Sea and the Indian Ocean lies a jewel of unknown beauties. A land whose four seasons is one and that is the beautiful spring. A land full of wonders and a paradise of unknowns that enamors any visitor and tourist. I remember for the first time when I had a trip to this part of our infinite beautiful country, Iran, on my way near the city of Iranshahr, the nature around the road began to change as if I were about to enter a new land, and the more I got closer to Chabahar port the more attractive the nature became, and absorb eyes of any passer.