Before the 1979 revolution in Iran, wearing the hijab was not compulsory for women under the Pahlavi Dynasty. Following the revolution, the Founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, raised the topic of the Islamic hijab in 1980 and it became a compulsory outfit for women in public. The Russian Sputnik News Agency has compared the hijab before and after the revolution in the following photographs.
Sefid Chal (white hole) Cemetery which belongs to the 14th-16th century CE in northern Iran, with its altar-like gravestones and symbolic patterns is one of the oldest and most mysterious Muslim cemeteries, which according to local people, does not allow the dead bodies to decay due to its white soil.
As he came home from school every day, he would remove the bolster from the wall, pick up a black pencil and write everything he had learned that day on the wall behind it. He returned the bolster to its place hurriedly as soon as his mother returned home and continued with his homework. Once, in the beginning of autumn, grandfather had tried to put the chimney flute in place in the wall
Alborz is the name of Iran’s northern chain of mountains and its highest peak, Davamand - measuring 5671 meters. Alborz, or Iran’s northern chain of mountains, is 950kms long spreading over an area of 51 500 square kilometers, or around 3% of the country’s surface area. It is a part of the great folds of the Alps and Himalayas.
A popular attraction in eastern Iran is the Ladiz cave, waterfall, river, and fort. Next to Iran’s fourth highest peak in the desert, this place is visited by many for its fresh mineral waters and pristine landscape.
A chemist in Mashhad has turned a small part of his pharmacy into a permanent little art gallery and called it the “Pharmacy Gallery”. The works of a different painter are displayed here every fortnight.
The Shah Nematollah Vali Mausoleum in Mahan, Kerman Province, was constructed in the 15th century. Its unique dome is decorated with individual pieces of tiles containing architectural features that had puzzled historians and cultural researchers, until a professor at Utrecht University in the Netherlands unveiled the mystery.
The Pir Shaliar celebrations take place in Uraman (Huraman) village, Kurdistan Province, in western Iran twice a year, in mid-spring and mid-winter. Pir (saint/magi) Shaliyar (vizier), is believed to have cured a princess and married her, the ceremony marks their marriage [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pir_Shalyar]. The celebrations take place over three days and includes the sacrifice of sheep, singing, dancing, daf playing, praying, and reciting poetry. A special legume and vegetables soup is also made for the evening.