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The magic art of Enameling
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The magic art of Enameling

Enameling in Isfahan is an art with a 5000-year history and is currently performed on copper. In the old days, it was done on gold and silver. This art is a combination of fire and soil combined with the art of painting to create exquisite designs. Enameling is also old among other nations. The Persian enamel is said to have gone from Iran to other countries once researchers had adapted Byzantine enamel to the Persian enamel.

Silver beating - A precious Iranian art
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Silver beating - A precious Iranian art

The art of silver beating (toreutics) is one of the traditional Iranian metalwork handicrafts which dates back to several thousand years ago to the era of the Scythians who were of Aryan origin. No evidence has been found yet on the origins of silver beating. However, many silverware artworks with more than 3,000 years of age have been discovered so far including the gold Marlik Cup and Hassanlou Cup.

Two more Achaemenid soldiers return to Iran
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Two more Achaemenid soldiers return to Iran

The Head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage Organization has announced that two other bust rock reliefs of Achaemenid soldiers have been found, saying: “We found out that two other bust rock reliefs similar to the one returned to Iran also exist. We are presently doing the paperwork for their return. One of them has now been accurately traced.”

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Chaharshanbe Suri - The festival of fire in Iran

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Iran has had a long tradition of holding festivals, and Chaharshanbeh Suri is one of the ancient Iranian festivals of fire and a prelude to Nowruz.

2020 Democrats vow to re-enter Iran nuclear deal

2019/03/20

Re-entry into the nuclear deal with Iran is fast becoming a litmus test for Democrats hoping to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020.

The main challenge of Iran’s foreign policy has domestic roots

2019/03/23

An Iranian expert of international affairs believes: “The main challenges of Iran’s foreign policy in the next Iranian calendar year has more domestic than international roots, particularly in economic issues and increasing poverty.”

A cargo ship sinks in Iran

2019/03/19

A cargo ship carrying hundreds of containers sank in a pier in Shahid Rajaei Port in southern Iran this morning.

The most expensive Iranian artists at Christie's

2019/03/20

Christie’s has been auctioning works for some Iranian artists for a number of years now. This year, on its 25th anniversary in Dubai, Christie’s will be holding an auction titled "Modern and Contemporary Art in the Middle East" on 23 March 2019 in which twelve Iranian artists will be participating with eighteen works.

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2019/03/25

The United States clinched a strategic port deal with Oman on Sunday which U.S. officials say will allow the U.S. military better access to the Gulf region and reduce the need to send ships through the Strait of Hormuz, a maritime choke point off Iran.

Iran U23 squad beats Yemen in Olympic qualifiers

2019/03/25

Iranian U23 football team defeated Yemen 3-0 at 2020 Olympic qualifiers in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium on Mar. 24.

Failure of sanctions on Iran, US resorts to threats

2019/03/25

The Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said late on Sunday that the United States has resorted to threatening other countries after failing to realize its sinister objectives.

The government prevents collective rejoicing in Iran

2019/03/25

A sociologist in Iran believes: “State domination on the public sphere and preventing interactions between individuals has deprived Iranian society of public rejoicing. With emphasis by government on the sad side of religion, the opportunity to strengthen the collective spirit through religion has also been eliminated.”

Flash floods subside in Iran, rescue continues

2019/03/25

The northern provinces of Iran have been facing unprecedented floods over the past week; but these are presently subsiding and rescue operations have begun.