A Journey through the National Museum of Iran-Tehran
Iran has a fairly long history of human occupation, extending well over one million years. Not all of this long span, however, is considered 'history' in the strictest sense, i.e., recorded by the documentary - written - evidence. In fact, writing is a fairly recent innovation in human history, emerging some 5,000 years ago as a result of major developments amongst human societies.
Journey through the cliffs
Decoding Iran's open Books
Iran is the birthplace of some of the most ancient civilizations with a rich history and precious heritage. Without doubt, the most celebrated and valuable element of Iranian heritage, among other ancient artifacts ornamenting the prestigious museums and intuitions worldwide, are the tablets and inscriptions discovered in Iran plateau. The unique significance of these inscriptions comes from their primary purpose to outlast their creators and deliver a message to future generations
Here's The dish
Give Your Taste Buds a Persian Adventure
A four-season country with a variety of cuisines that is second to none is still very much underestimated when it comes to food. Tourists are yet leaving Iran without a clear understanding of Persian gastronomy or any idea of all the ingredients unique to this part of the world. The concept of food tourism in Iran is still going through its early days. Iranians living abroad need to put a little effort in introducing our esoteric food so that it could be the new "Chinese food" in way of popularity; only with a bit more color and that extra hint of saffron.
Most famous Iranian gardens
Persian garden style is a unique model of Iranian architecture, that they have invented for making gardens and palaces. This style of garden with beautiful design and caressing eyes is a symbol of the Iranian deep architecture, history, and culture. In Iranian gardens, plants, flowers, running water, and mansions are part of the beauty of this type of garden, which taken from a masterful and regular design. They have created enduring collections throughout history. So that, this architecture and structure recorded at the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
10 Iran's mysterious castles
Iran is a land that has always been attacked by enemies throughout history, which is why the forts have a special place in the country. The castles that have stood in the tumultuous history of this land and are now recorded as part of the history. Strong fortresses that contain thousands of secrets and mysteries. There are many castles in Iran, each of which dates back to a certain period and is scattered in cities and villages across the country. Each of them has its own beauty.
Top 10 oldest mosques in Iran
After the rise of Islam in Saudi Arabia and its subsequent influence in Iran, it gradually spread throughout the Middle East and parts of Europe and as far as Spain.
One of the most important and significant Islamic buildings was the mosques that were built in every city. The original style of Arab mosques had a simple plan, but with the spread of Islam in Iran and the influence of Iranian architecture in the design of mosques, a new type of mosques was created called Iranian-Islamic mosques.
7 things you haven't heard about Iranian mosques
The most important mosques in Iran
There are now about 70,000 mosques in Iran. Among them are a few who, in addition to being the house of God and the place of worship of the people, have other characteristics that make them more particular. In this list, we have tried to name some important and famous mosques in Iran, whose special feature has made them more famous among others.
Iranian tablecloth: A colorful painting canvas with different fragrances
Iranian food culture is an interesting and attractive part of their cultural relations. In Iran, food and tablecloth are very respected. In Iranian food culture, it believed that food is God's blessing. Thus, disrespect to food is equal to its creator. A tablecloth is a place that families meet each other 3 times a day with direct communication, thus it is very valuable in Persian food culture.
Before the rise of Islam much of the Middle East was ruled by the Sasanians (A.D. 224-651), a dynasty named after Sasan, an ancestor of its founder, Ardashir I. From their homeland in southwestern Iran these kings relentlessly extended their sphere of influence until by the early seventh century they controlled an empire that stretched from Armenia to India and from Central Asia to Egypt and the littoral of the Arabian peninsula.
Water as the Origin of Beauty in Persian Garden
Dating back to several thousand years ago, the Iranian garden is the outcome of the culture and thought of Iranians and has definite links with the ritual and religious beliefs of the country both before and after the emergence of Islam. Iranian garden is composed of almost static artificial and natural elements including fruitful and decorative plants, palace, stream, pool, fountain, terraces, and encircling wall and street.
Eight Thousand Years of History in Fars Province, Iran
Pars province is quintessentially Persian. Its K name is the modern version of ancient Parsa, the homeland, if not the place of origin of the Persians, one of the great powers of antiquity. From here, the Persian Empire ruled much of Western and Central Asia, receiving ambassadors and messengers at Persepolis. It was here that the Persian kings were buried, both in the mountain behind Persepolis and in the rock face of nearby Naqsh-e Rustam.
From Gastronomy Tourism to Creative and Sustainable Tourism of Gastronomy
Tourism and gastronomy together are as old as tourism and gastronomy. Nowadays the systems of these twins are so developed that they can secure social and economic prosperity and well-being of societies and control environmental hazards by focusing on creativity, local and indigenous art and culture. Such sustainable development depends on innovation and the adoption of innovative approaches in solving civil problems. Although the street food seems to be only a place for slow and strolling tourism at first glance, if the managers and urban planners can support and reinforce the creative and related industries in the creative tourist paradigm, one can hope that the larger local community will find better livability and better prosperity.
The similarities between Persepolis of Achaemenid and Isfahan of the Safavid era
The Persepolis building built around 520 BC by the order of Darius the Great (486-522 BC), one of the greatest and most powerful historical and national figures in Iran, and his descendants added huge buildings to each of them. Some parts of this exquisite monument have resisted for 2,500 years in the face of natural disasters, human injuries, and atrocities. The city of Isfahan in the Safavid era began by the order of Shah Abbas Kabir (1750-1050), one of the greatest and most powerful historical and national figures of Iran. Also, After him, prestigious buildings were added to this city.
Ancient Iranians venerated four sacred substances - water, soil, wind, and fire - and believed that each one of these had a patron god or goddess. Anahita was the ancient Iranian goddess of fertility, abundance, marriage, and motherhood. Sometimes she was also regarded as a patroness of royalty, victory, love, and beauty.
Persian literature has a number of noteworthy characteristics, the most striking of which is the exceptional prominence of poetry. Until quite recently, prose works were confined mostly to sciences, and poetry formed the chief outlet for artistic expression. Classical Persian literature was produced almost entirely under royal patronage, hence the frequency of panegyric verse. An influence of at least equal strength was religion, in particular Sufism, which inspired the remarkably high proportion of mystical poetry.