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La Septima: Tehran a fascinating city

La Septima: Tehran a fascinating city

The Italian La Septima has introduced Tehran in its tourism column as an attractive, touristic city, saying: “Tehran is one of the world’s attractive cities for tourists in an ancient region close to Mesopotamia.”  

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The encounters of an American tourist in Iran

The encounters of an American tourist in Iran

John is an American tourist who is visiting Iran for the second time. This is what he has posted on his Instagram page about the country: “I hope I can show everyone that Iran is not a scary place after I have traveled 3000kms in 75 days. More importantly, the people of this country are not terrorists. They may be terrible drivers, but in no way are they terrorists.”

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Gifts of miniature from St Petersburgh to Isfahan University

Gifts of miniature from St Petersburgh to Isfahan University

The Russian city of St Petersburgh has sent gifts of miniatures to Isfahan University in Iran, illustrating the history of the city. Head of the Institute of the Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Irina Samanova, gave a speech at the opening of the Isfahan miniature dedicated to Isfahan University, and said: “These miniatures are a gift from the city of St Petersburgh to Isfahan University.”  

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Khorasan Province culture at Europe’s doorstep

Khorasan Province culture at Europe’s doorstep

At a meeting with the CEO of Khorasan Razavi Province’s Cultural Heritage Organization, the Iranian Ambassador to Georgia, Seyed Javad Ghavam Shahidi, said: “Khorasan Razavi Province in northeastern Iran enjoys a rich history and civilization which can prove to be of interest for the Georgians during the cultural organized on the subject in Tbilisi.”  

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“Sizdah be dar” – A 4000-year old celebration

“Sizdah be dar” – A 4000-year old celebration

“Sizdah be dar” is part of the Nowruz celebrations in Iran which takes place on the 13th day of Farvardin. It dates back to at least 4000 years ago. Following the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran, this day was named as “Nature Day” in the official calendar of the country and is a national holiday.  

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Nowruz statement by Trump to Iranians

Nowruz statement by Trump to Iranians

President Donald Trump issued a statement yesterday, 20 March, on the occasion of Nowruz, almost entirely addressed to Iran, as follows: I wish a beautiful and blessed Nowruz to the millions of people around the world who are celebrating the arrival of spring.

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“Understanding the Identity of Iranian Women

“Understanding the Identity of Iranian Women"

The second volume of “Understanding the Identity of Iranian Women" authored by Shahla Lahiji, assessing women in the expanse of Persian civilization under the Medes, Achaemenids, Seleucids, Parthians, and the Sassanid dynasties, has been launched.  

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Greenery and life in Iranian mythology

Greenery and life in Iranian mythology

Iranian culture holds trees in high esteem, if not holy. Cutting and breaking them is frowned upon. In Persian mythology, Mithra (Zoroastrian Divinity (yazata) and guardian of the cattle, harvest, and waters) was born of a pine tree. The pine, or cypress, is an evergreen, heavenly tree representing love.

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Iran film week opens in Turkey

Iran film week opens in Turkey

Iran film week opened in Turkey on Tuesday 27 February 2018 in association with the Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Fine Arts in Izmir and the Iranian Consulate in Istanbul. At the opening ceremony with a large turnout of Iranian moviegoers, Dr Oğuz Adanir, Chair of Fine Arts, Cinema and Television, University of Dokuz Eylul, said: “Research in the history of Iranian cinema production shows that the industry flourished between 2000 to 2010 with an average of 120 feature films being made every year.”  

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