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What is Iran?

What is Iran?

Some questions are simple superficially but complicated as they unfold. One of the most complicated issues in historical studies is clarifying the meanings of countries’ proper names. There are three reasons for this complexity: first, differences in phonetics and pronunciation of names in different languages; second, the evolution of names in written and oral language; and third (but most important), changes in the subject that a name denotes and use of one name for another important thing.  

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Persian carpet showroom and shop in Jakarta

Persian carpet showroom and shop in Jakarta

The first permanent Persian carpet showroom and shop called “Pasargade” has opened in the capital of Indonesia for handmade and machine made carpets.  As reported by IRNA News Agency, this has been setup by an Iranian resident in Indonesia, providing an opportunity for those Indonesians interested in the ancient hand arts of Iran to enjoy them.  

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Euros 250MM donates by Italian for Persepolis

Euros 250MM donates by Italian for Persepolis

Shiraz University President has announced that an Italian benevolent person will donate euros 250MM for the revival of “Tall-e Ajori” gate in Persepolis, and added: “Over the past decade, “Tall-e Ajori” gate has been studied in collaboration with Bologna University.”  

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Achaemenid palaces will be roofed

Achaemenid palaces will be roofed

Director of the Unesco World Heritage Site based at Pasargadae announced that Achaemenid palaces will be roofed in a joint project with the Italians. Hamid Fadaei added: “By doing this, parts of the rock reliefs will be safeguarded in a more fundamental manner.  

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The Day of Cyrus the Great

The Day of Cyrus the Great

“I am a Son of Persia, of Parsumash. I am Cyrus, Son of Mandane and Kambyses. I Cyrus of the Achaemenid ordered that my people shall not grieve. Their grief of my people is my grief, and their happiness is my happiness.  

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New find in Persepolis

New find in Persepolis

The newly discovered gates in Persepolis will soon be turned into a museum site once all the protective and safety measures have been completed.

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