Iranian women have been allowed into the Azadi Stadium Complex basketball court to watch the National Basketball Team in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Asian qualifiers. Women have been challenging authorities to be allowed into sports stadiums as spectators for years now.
These days, keeping homing pigeons is little by little becoming a sport. Next week will see the first round of pigeon racing in Iran. Keeping homing pigeons, which has also come to be known as “lovemaking” in popular culture, is an old hobby in Iran. Although a starting date cannot be set for it, but historic evidence shows that Iranians have taken to this hobby from ancient times for various reasons.
Nodeh waterfall in Ardabil Province has frozen over. At a distance of 4kms to the east of a village by the same name in the southern foothills of Agh-Dagh mountain, the waterfall has a drop of 30 meters.
Seb Fort is the tallest adobe fort in eastern Iran, dating back to the Safavid period over 400 years ago. The use of a plant seed called “Tuteri” in its construction has kept it intact in the passage of time.
Following two days of searching in the Dena mountain heights for the wreckage of the Tehran-Yasuj (capital of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province) flight, 45 bodies of the crash victims have been recovered.
With a history of over 3000 years, Zahhāk Fort stands on Monfared Peak as an important monument of Parthian and Sassanid times. Zahhāk Fort is near Hashtrud town, East Azerbaijan. Standing at an altitude of 2300 meters, it is a must see historic site, going back in time [from Zahhāk to Anahita] from Parthian-Sassanid eras. It has borne many names throughout history, from Zahak Ezdehak, Qiz Qalasi, Dash Qalasi, Ru’i Fort, and Gu’i Castle. Zahhāk Fort was first researched and studied by a German archaeological delegation in 1971.
The salt dome in Bushehr Province is the largest and most beautiful salt dome in Iran and the Middle East. The salt dome of Bushehr province is located 144 kilometers southeast of Bushehr Port and 64 kilometers from Khormoj city; it is considered to be the largest and most beautiful salt dome in the world. The area of the dome is about 3,666 hectares, the height of the summit is 1,490 meters above sea level, and its minimum height from the sea level is 70 meters.
A plane carrying 60 passengers and crew crashed in Semirom, near Isfahan, yesterday. Rescue efforts to find the plane which is believed to have crashed near Dena Peak have not been successful yet and no wreckage has been found. Over 150 professional mountain climbers have been dispatched to the area to help in the rescue.
“Chahar Borj” is a village in the borough of Esfarayen in the North Khorasan Province of northeastern Iran. It has become known for the extraordinary number of blind babies being born here and, despite efforts to contain the problem, it still suffers from this old wound.
The Binalud wind-power plant is an important new energy power plant in Iran with 43 turbines and a 28.2 MW capacity. The power plant is in northeastern Iran, on the Mashhad-Neishabur road. The project for the plant began in 2002 and it had 43 turbines by 2007. The power plant has been built by the Renewable Energy Organization of Iran (SUNA) with the participation of companies from Germany and Denmark.
The restorations in the Alighapu building terrace have finally been completed after twelve years of work and the scaffolding was removed in the evening of Saturday, 3 February. All the sections of this historic building are now open to the public.