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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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The color of Persepolis

The color of Persepolis

An archaeologist has named six main colors that were used in Persepolis, and said: “For instance, the color red was used in the back of the teeth of lions and bulls’ column capitals.”

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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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