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South Iran’s largest fountain waterfall

South Iran’s largest fountain waterfall

Margun waterfall is one of Fars Province’s tourist attractions in southern Iran. There is no river to provide the water for this fall; instead, thousands of fountains bubble up from the heart of the mountain and pour down, making Margun the world’s biggest fountain waterfall.

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Carpet weaving skills in Fars Province

Carpet weaving skills in Fars Province

Rahman Mehraby writes in Destination Iran that the traditional skills of carpet weaving in Fars Province of Iran are the intangible cultural heritage of Iranians in central Iran. This province (Fars or Persia) is considered the region of Narenj-o-Toranj, meaning “Orange and bergamot”. It refers to the traditional motifs as well as the agricultural products of the region.

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Darius the Great pavilion new attraction in Pasargadae

Darius the Great pavilion new attraction in Pasargadae

The pavilion used by Darius the Great as a place to rest still remains from Achaemenid times in Fars Province, southern Iran. It dates back to 2500 years ago near the Pasargadae Unesco World Heritage Site, yet has remained in the dark until now.

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US campaign aimed at formenting unrest in Iran

US campaign aimed at formenting unrest in Iran

The Trump administration has launched an offensive of speeches and online communications meant to foment unrest and help pressure Iran to end its nuclear program and its support of militant groups, U.S. officials familiar with the matter said.  

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Shiraz hosts TU Dresden from Germany

Shiraz hosts TU Dresden from Germany

“TU Dresden Week” began work in Shiraz, central Iran, yesterday 15 April 2018. The event will run until 17 April with the aim of promoting scientific, cultural, environmental, and student exchanges. Shiraz and Dresden mayors will also be meeting on the sidelines of the event this week.  

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A waterfall of different flavors

A waterfall of different flavors

A spring bubbling up from the heart of a mountain in the scorching heat flows down to create a beautiful waterfall called “Fadami”, a 130kms southeast of Darab in Fars Province, southern Iran.  

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Iranian art under Sotheby’s hammer

Iranian art under Sotheby’s hammer

Sotheby’s London has auctioned fourteen works by Iranian artists at a session of “20th Century Art/ Middle East”. Sixty artworks will go under the hammer altogether, fourteen of which are by Iranian artists. The auction will take place on 24 April 2018.  

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War, Violence, Syria in Farshid Maleki Designs

War, Violence, Syria in Farshid Maleki Designs

The exhibition of color sketches by Fashid Maleki, mostly drawn last year, opened in Hor Gallery in Tehran yesterday. Farshid Maleki’s recent works are also very similar to his previous surreal, expressionist works. Some of athem bear titles and Syria features prominently among them, portraying the human tragedy in the country.

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Nowruz traditions in Shiraz

Nowruz traditions in Shiraz

Apart from the traditional “Haft Sin” [Seven Ss] spread laid for Nowruz New Year on the spring equinox across Iran, a “Haft Mim” [Seven Ms] spread is also laid out in the provincial capital of Fars Province, Shiraz, in central Iran. These all start with M in Persian, and include chicken, fish, shrimp, masghati sweet, yoghurt, and raisins. Rhubarb yoghurt, honey, dates, butter, cheese, lettuce, and dyed eggs are also part of the spread.  

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Tourists join halim stew cooking ritual

Tourists join halim stew cooking ritual

The halim cooking ceremony in Eghlid, Fars Province, is a family occasion to usher in the Iranian New Year, Nowruz, on the spring equinox. This is an old tradition that takes place beginning of March every year. The event was held in an old house in the city this year together with a display of Iranian handicrafts and joined in by tourists.

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