A talented artist from Maragheh, East Azerbaijan Province, who used to be the city mechanic, has now moved into sculpting the most beautiful junk art. Bahram Ashofteh lives in E Azerbaijan, northeastern Iran. He collects unsightly car parts from the junkyard and crafts them into amazing statues of animals designed by himself. He used to earn a living by repairing cars.
The festive season for “Bill Gardani” – literally turning the shovels around – is an ancient celebration performed by heroes in the Nimvar region of Mahallat, in the central Iranian province of Arak. It has been celebrated here for 2000 years at the start of the growing season by farmers who begin to dredge the main river of Nimvar.
The small boxer mantis is the name of an insect discovered in Iran by Mahmoud Kolnegari, entomologist and researcher, and introduced to the world. This is the first mantis of the species found in Iran and registered
The underground stronghold of Nig village, in Gha’enat county, northeastern Iran, is a 700-year old hiding place dating back to the Timurid Period. It was discovered in archaeological excavations last year.
Dating back to nearly two million years ago, the Valley of the Stars came into existence due to soil, rock, and sand erosion by wind, water, and storms, making this a lesser seen kind of landscape on the beautiful island of Qeshm from the Cenozoic geological period.
The National Army Day Parade in Iran took place in the capital, adjoining Imam Khomeini’s mausoleum, on Wednesday morning in the presence of President Hassan Rouhani, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, and top army and police official, and a group of military attachés from overseas.
Razif is a traditional ceremony in southern Iran performed by seafarers in the past to celebrate and shed their fatigue when they approached the beach after days of hard work on the sea. Nowadays, the ceremony is performed at weddings and celebrations.
The beginning of spring prompts certain Iranians to take to venesection the traditional medicine way. They believe that in the mild weather during this season the body begins to move and dispose of the waste accumulated during winter and bloodletting can help the process and prevent diseases.
Taylor Demonbreun, 23-year old American tourist, is planning to have herself registered as the youngest and fastest person to visit all 195 sovereign countries in the world in the Guinness World Records reference book. She is currently visiting Kish Island on her travels.
In the spring, the greenery and freshness of the plains, ancient monuments, mountainous heights, agriculture, and animal husbandry on the margin of Karun River branches and beautiful rural roads in Khuzestan Province are more attractive than other seasons of the year.
Seimareh area in Ilam Province is one of the most important tourist attractions in spring. Seimareh River is 417 kms long and has a 0.3% degree slope, formed by the confluence of the Ghareh Soo and Gamasyab rivers, and its main branches are Chardavol and Shirvan. The width of the river at the site of the strait is 50 to 60 meters, the slope at the bottom of the valley is 10 to 15 degrees, and 45 to 50 degrees at the top of the valley. The ratio of width to height of the valley is 1 to 4.