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Memories of an American in Iran
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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.  

National Museum of Iran host to British Museum
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National Museum of Iran host to British Museum

Visiting British Museum Director in Tehran has proposed for the British Museum to hold its second exhibition at the Iran National Museum. Hartwig Fischer, Museum Director, accompanied by Vesta Sarkhosh-Curtis who is responsible for pre-Islamic Iranian coins (from the third century BCE until the middle of the seventh century CE), visited Iran’s National Museum, and said: “Although I am visiting Iran for the first time

 Unesco to register “Zuran” wrestling
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Unesco to register “Zuran” wrestling

“Zuran” is a traditional form of wrestling form Kermanshah which is on its way to being registered by Unesco. The sport was initially registered as a national heritage in Iran. Following a reorganization of local wrestling sports by the Wrestling Federation of Iran and the World Wrestling Federation, it was decided to register this traditional sport as belt wrestling in the world.  

“Khoy” sister city of “Kunya”
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“Khoy” sister city of “Kunya”

These days, Kunya is filled with the sounds of Sufi Sama and mysticism. Researchers worldwide have come to the city to join the Molana World Congress. Numerous Iranians have also traveled to the city to visit his tomb. Renowned Iranian vocalists, Shahram Nazeri and Majid Derakhshani, held a concert of traditional Persian music in Kunya.  

Journey of no return to Iran’s death cave
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Journey of no return to Iran’s death cave

“Chama” ice cave is one of Iran’s rarest caves so beautiful that it has not yet met its match. It is located at a distance of 25kms from “Chalguerd” in Chahar Mahal & Bakhtiari Province. It resembles a large passage filled with masses of snow stacked up to a height of 50 meters. The cold weather here means that stalactites and stalagmites are formed here in all seasons throughout the year.  

Iran tourism goes to Euromoney meeting
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Iran tourism goes to Euromoney meeting

Iran’s tourism sector is taking part in the Euromoney meeting in February in Paris to introduce its investment opportunities. Iran’s representative at the meeting is the CBI. Three-hundred representatives from Europe and Asia will also be at the February meeting in Paris. Iran will be talking about the opportunities in the country that have opened up following the 2015 JCPOA nuclear agreement with world powers to attract investment.

Three World Craft Cities Registered for Iran
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Three World Craft Cities Registered for Iran

This week will see the registration of three cities in Iran as World Craft Cities. These are Kalpurgan, Sirjan, and Marivan. Yesterday, the ceremony was held for Kalpurgan. Tomorrow Sirjan will be registered as a World Kilim City, followed by Marivan next week as a World Kalash City. The ceremonies are attended by the President of the World Crafts Council-Asia Pacific Region (WCC-APR).  

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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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Pakistanis return to Iran by train

2018/01/20

After nearly twelve years, Iran and Pakistan have decided to get back on the railway tracks and begin running passenger trains between the two neighboring countries as from September 2018.

A building and history burned to the ground

2018/01/20

One year ago today, it was on 20 January 2017 that plumes of thick smoke rose to the sky and brought the bad omen of the famous Plasco building burning in central Tehran; an old city landmark and commercial center that lived only for 53 years before going up in smoke.

Fajr Theater Festival celebrates pioneers

2018/01/20

The 36th Fajr International Theater Festival is celebrating the works of three of its veterans, Ahmad Damud, Hushang Azadivar, and Jamshid Khanian. Their names have been printed in the Festival catalogue and the date has been set for the closing ceremony.  

Vermiculus (music)

2018/01/19

Artist: Constantinople Band Album: Clouds Genre: World music Year: 2006   (Persia Digest) – “Vermiculus” is performed by the Iranian-Canadian band “Constantinople”. It is a fusion piece of European music played with “Daf” percussion instrument. Percussion instruments can be combined with music from around the world.

Ali Rahbari in concert with Korean artist

2018/01/19

Following a concert with the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, former conductor of the Tehran Symphony Orchestra, Ali Rahbari, will be performing with musicians from S Korea end-January.