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Expecting mother of 4000 years
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Expecting mother of 4000 years

A 4000-year old expecting woman has been resting in peace in the historic baths of Semnan for over 20 years. The lady of Tappeh Hessar remains are one of a kind narration of burial rituals in ancient Persia on display in the Hazrat or Pahneh baths in Semnan.  

Setareh Eskandari Best Actress of Redline
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Setareh Eskandari Best Actress of Redline

Setareh Eskandari has won the Best Actress Award at the Redline Film Festival in Canada for her role in “Chemical”. “Chemical” is the first work directed by Ashkan Masti. This is a monthly festival in which Iranian films are screened alongside those from Denmark, Russia, USA, Germany, Canada, Italy, New Zealand, etc, in various categories.  

Growing cinema audiences in Iran
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Growing cinema audiences in Iran

Since the beginning of the year, Iran's cinema experienced a good growth in sales compared to last year. According to some, the growth is due to the rise in ticket prices in Iran, and some believe that it is because of comedy films. But whatever it is, the 66% growth in ticket sales in Ordibehesht [April-May] compared to the same month last year and an increase of 18% in Farvardin [March- April] compared to last year, is very promising for the Iranian cinema.

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Tesla and Volvo seek out 10-year old Iranian inventor

2018/01/06

The young 10-year old Iranian boy, Hossein Atayi Sangrudi from Karaj has already 16 inventions in his portfolio. Six of these are in the process of being registered. His inventions include the VTOL three-modality drones, gunboats, office furniture, miniature sprayer, multipurpose control for smart TVs, and so on.

Iran, US should opt long term relations

2017/10/22

In an interview with Persia Digest, Adib-Moghaddam said: It is imperative that Iran gets even closer to the EU, not least to keep the communication with Washington going, and to minimize misperceptions.

German Schiller Group Concert in Tehran

2017/11/14

The German Schiller Group Concert is taking place in Tehran for the first time. Christopher von Deylen, will be traveling to Tehran with his Group for the first time in mid-December to stage a concert at the Hall of the Ministry of the Interior over two nights on 11-12 December, at 21h30.  

Cooking Tour for Persian dishes

2017/08/16

Two young girls by the names of Shirin Tahanan and Matin Lashkari are the initiators of a delicious cooking tour in Tehran. Shirin cooks and Matin organizes the tour.  

New find in Persepolis

2017/08/20

The newly discovered gates in Persepolis will soon be turned into a museum site once all the protective and safety measures have been completed.

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US insults for Iran’s volleyball team

2018/06/19

The Iranian volleyball team competing in the FIVB Volleyball Men's Nations League in the US has been interrogated by the FBI at the airport.  

Zarif digs on Israeli nuclear warheads

2018/06/19

Iranian Prime Minister, Javad Zarif, has posted a tweet addressed to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI): “There are at least 80 nuclear warheads stationed in the Middle East. None are in Iran; rather, they're at the fingertips of a warmonger who howls incessantly about fabricated Iranian “ambitions”. Time for an overdue debate on the real threat to the region & beyond.”  

Rouhani: Tehran will stand by Doha

2018/06/19

In a telephone conversation with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Monday, President Hassan Rouhani expressed hope that Tehran and Doha can make the best of the many capacities they have to promote trade between the two countries.  

Reactions to Netanyahu's plans for Iran

2018/06/18

Some time ago, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu sent a video message about the water crisis in Iran, saying: “Israel has the knowledge to stop an environmental crisis in Iran and I want to share this with the people of Iran.” He pointed to the launch of a website and a telegram channel in Persian to fight the water crisis in Iran, and stated: “Israel is with the Iranian people and I want to save the lives of many of them.”

Iran rep in OPEC: Will veto Saudi proposal

2018/06/18

Bloomberg reports that Iran says Venezuela and Iraq will join it in blocking a proposal to increase oil production that’s backed by Saudi Arabia and Russia when OPEC and its allies meet in Vienna this week.