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Drought threatens historic Iranian bridge

Drought threatens historic Iranian bridge

Si-o-se pol, or the Allahverdi Bridge, is one of Isfahan’s age-old landmarks built over the Zayandeh Roud River. With the river drying, this and other historic bridges in Isfahan are facing serious challenges.

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Photographer tells story of Wikipedia best photo 2018

Photographer tells story of Wikipedia best photo 2018

Ali-Reza Akhlaghi is a 24-year-old Iranian photographer who won the first rank of Wikipedia’s world photography competition in 2018 called “Moments Loves Wiki” with his picture from the ceiling of Isfahan’s Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque.

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Christmas celebrations in Iran

Christmas celebrations in Iran

I walk in the back alleys of Jolfa towards Vank Cathedral. As I get closer to the Cathedral, the crowds of Muslim Iranians and Christian Armenian-Iranians grow larger as they surround Vank like a group hug.

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Fin Garden - A combination of art, water, trees

Fin Garden - A combination of art, water, trees

The Fin Garden is located in the city of Kashan in one of the central Iranian provinces called Isfahan. Dynamic elements such as water and trees along with a beautiful architecture bring this historic cultural work to life. The Garden lies in a 33,700-square meter area. The present building of the Fin Garden dates back to the era of King Abbas Safavid I and the designer of the Garden as acknowledged by Iran’s Cultural Heritage Organization is Ghias-e-Din Jamshid Kashani.  However, according to academic sources, Sheikh Bahaei is known as the designer of the Garden.

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The music room (photos)

The music room (photos)

The Alighapu Palace is a lasting architectural work of the Safavid period. Its special music room was designed to echo the sounds of instruments playing, similar to today’s recording studios.

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The paintings of Chehel Sotoun Palace (photos)

The paintings of Chehel Sotoun Palace (photos)

Chehel Sotoun [Forty columns] is the name of a palace situated in a garden by the same name in Isfahan. The diversity of its murals and painting styles have made this building one of a kind among all historic building of the Safavid era.

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