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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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Memories of an American in Iran

Memories of an American in Iran

On 4 December 2017, registerguard.com writes let’s stop demonizing Iran. Our relations with that country in recent decades have been based on misunderstandings and habitual thinking. False stereotypes rule the common perception of Iran and its people. We need to reject those stereotypes and take a fresh look at this country, its people and its possible role in bringing peace and prosperity to the Middle East.  

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Iran artifacts on show in Ukraine

Iran artifacts on show in Ukraine

A first exhibition of its kind in Ukraine has opened with 70 ancient artifacts from Iran entitled “The Attractions of Persia” at the Khanenko Museum of Art for western and oriental arts in the Ukrainian capital Kiev.  

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Native Iranian doll comes back to life

Native Iranian doll comes back to life

“Bi” is a forgotten doll native to Dezful in southwestern Iran. This, however, has not stopped one person from reviving it for the older generations and introducing it to the newer ones.  

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Ta’zieh of 3000 years

Ta’zieh of 3000 years

If you are interested in watching a Ta’zieh performance, which is one of the oldest genres of religious performance in Iran, these will be taking place on Friday 3 November 2017 in honor of the fortieth day of Imam Hossein’s martyrdom, the third Shia Imam.  

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Celebrating history according to women

Celebrating history according to women

Mansureh Ettehadieh is a pioneer woman in Iran who has spent 35 years working on the culture and history of her country, Iranian woman who have impacted history, international relations, and the customs of the Iranian people. She is one of the first women publishers who has printed over 200 precious history books at “Nashr-e Tarikh” [History Publishers].  

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