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Italians and Spaniards come to the aid of Persepolis

Italians and Spaniards come to the aid of Persepolis

Massoud Rezaei-Monfared, Director of the Persepolis World Heritage Center said the growth of lichen in Persepolis is getting out of hand, and added: “We are unable to solve the problem in one go. We have had lichen in Persepolis ever since it became uninhabited (from 2000 years ago).

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“Sadeh” celebrations in Kerman

“Sadeh” celebrations in Kerman

The ancient “Sadeh” ceremony was celebrated in Kerman Tuesday evening by a group of Zoroastrians and their compatriots in “Baghcheh Badaghi”. The ceremonies began with prayers by the Magi of magis and a message by the Zoroastrian MP was read for the occasion.  

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Sadeh - an ancient festival of light

Sadeh - an ancient festival of light

Today, January 30th, is the Sadeh festival in the Iranian calendar. It is one of the greatest and most ancient Persian festivals in honor of Ahura Mazda and safeguarding of fire, the first offspring of the earth and one of four pure elements.

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Sale of Achaemenid rock relief stopped in NY

Sale of Achaemenid rock relief stopped in NY

The Director General of the Legal Dept at the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran said: “The auction of an Achaemenid rock relief which had been taken without permission from Persepolis before the 1979 Revolution was stopped in New York yesterday.”  

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‘Ancient tambour sounds’

‘Ancient tambour sounds’

‘Ancient tambour sounds’ is a festival of traditional Iranian music taking place on 11-12 September 2017 in Kermanshah. Renowned musicians attending the event can be named as Keyhan Kalhor, Shahram Nazeri, and Ali-Akar Moradi.  

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