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Workshops on Tehran art in Nowruz
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Workshops on Tehran art in Nowruz

Two live handicraft exhibitions will be held at some of Tehran's handicraft workshops in Nowruz holiday in year 1397 of Iranian calendar. The handicraft exhibition will be held at Iran Sara Cultural Center in the eastern part of the Azadi Tower from 11 March to 1 April. 

Geological paradise of Iran awaits Unesco registration
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Geological paradise of Iran awaits Unesco registration

“Tabas” bears the title of Iran’s geological paradise as its third geopark proposed for Unesco World Heritage registration. “Qeshm” was the first geopark in Iran and the Middle East to be registered by Unesco in 2006. The “Aras” geopark was also proposed to Unesco for registration in 2008 and is still awaiting a decision. That said, Iran is presently preparing a third geopark file for registration.

Seventeen churches renovated in Iran
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Seventeen churches renovated in Iran

Seventeen churches in Iran in need of works are being restored. Iran has numerous churches across the country, many of which have been registered by the Unesco World Heritage Site for their ancient, specific structures. Some of the unregistered ones in need of repairs are also being currently worked on. Restorations have begun on seventeen old churches nationwide; according to the director of World Heritage Center of churches in Iran, 70% of the restoration works has been completed.  

Visit the Louvre in Tehran
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Visit the Louvre in Tehran

The “Louvre Museum in Tehran” Exhibition will open at the Iran National Museum on 5 March 2018. Jebreil Nokandeh, Iran National Museum President, announced: “The exhibition comprises over 50 works from the ancient civilizations of West Asia, Europe, and North Africa, including those of the Sumer, Assyria, Hittite, ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. It also includes a collection of paintings and printmaking and etching by prominent European artists, such as Eugène Delacroix and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot.”  

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Tesla and Volvo seek out 10-year old Iranian inventor

2018/01/06

The young 10-year old Iranian boy, Hossein Atayi Sangrudi from Karaj has already 16 inventions in his portfolio. Six of these are in the process of being registered. His inventions include the VTOL three-modality drones, gunboats, office furniture, miniature sprayer, multipurpose control for smart TVs, and so on.

Iran, US should opt long term relations

2017/10/22

In an interview with Persia Digest, Adib-Moghaddam said: It is imperative that Iran gets even closer to the EU, not least to keep the communication with Washington going, and to minimize misperceptions.

German Schiller Group Concert in Tehran

2017/11/14

The German Schiller Group Concert is taking place in Tehran for the first time. Christopher von Deylen, will be traveling to Tehran with his Group for the first time in mid-December to stage a concert at the Hall of the Ministry of the Interior over two nights on 11-12 December, at 21h30.  

Cooking Tour for Persian dishes

2017/08/16

Two young girls by the names of Shirin Tahanan and Matin Lashkari are the initiators of a delicious cooking tour in Tehran. Shirin cooks and Matin organizes the tour.  

New find in Persepolis

2017/08/20

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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Official opening of Tabriz 2018 postponed

2018/02/22

The Honorary President of the National Policymaking Council for Tabriz 2018 has announced that the opening of the event has been postponed until 25 April 2018.

Picture of the Year

2018/02/22

“Picture of the Year” is celebrated in the last month of the Iranian calendar every year (Feb/March) in the various categories of photography, caricature, short and long films, and posters.

The FATF welcomes Iran commitment

2018/02/22

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has decided to continue its suspension of counter-measures against Iran in light of its commitment to the Action Plan.

Supreme Court rules in favor of Iran

2018/02/22

On 21 February, Reuters reports from Washington that the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Americans injured in a 1997 suicide bombing in Jerusalem cannot seize ancient Persian artifacts from a Chicago museum to satisfy a $71.5 million court judgment against Iran, which they had accused of complicity in the attack.

Angry santoor (music)

2018/02/21

Artist: Pedram Derakhshani Album: Lifeless banquet Genre: Fusion Year: 2016   (Persia Digest) – “Angry santoor” is a track from the album “Lifeless banquet” by Pedram Derakhshani who is well-known for this genre. Pedram is always seeking to cross over the traditional spaces to reach his own in music. He has been very successful in achieving this.