BRIEF HISTORY OF ELAM
Although the record of Iranian history has traditionally begun with the advent of the Medes and the Persians in the first half of the first millennium B.C., in actuality it can be traced much further back, to the formation of the Elamite kingdom at the dawn of the third millennium B.C. The known history of Elam begins about 2900 B.C. and ends with the victory of the Medes and Persians in the seventh century B.C. a history which covers almost two thousand years. This great and long-lived kingdom controlled an important segment of the ancient world.
Social Etiquette in Iran
Although the Iranian people are one of the warmest, most intimate, and most hospitable people in the world, they are also formal. When you are going on a trip to Iran it is a good idea to have an understanding of socially acceptable gestures, expressions, and behaviors. Here we introduce you to some Iranian social etiquette and business. The golden rule of socially acceptable behavior in Iran is to support your words with appropriate gestures and behavior.
Iranian Culture and Civilization, an Everlasting Attraction
understanding behaviorism and the morals of nations are concerned with getting familiar and studying characteristics of the collective morals of nations, folks, and people. One can recognize the morals of each nation from collective behaviors that its people express from themselves. Moral refers to relatively similar behaviors to that of most people in a nation and it is recognized as a prominent attribute of that nation.
Religious Symbols in Iranian Architecture
Since humankind has known himself, he has been in pursuit of perfection and creation of beauty. Even on the very early man-made handicrafts, ceramic dishes, his effort in making symmetrical forms, and creating beautiful colors and harmony are witnessed. Gradually, a man tried to develop this beauty in various fields as in building his house, created forms and spaces that despite being primitive, had harmony, practical and beautiful relations.
Anahita the Sacred Guardian of Streams
When the world, created by the wise lord Ahura Mazda, was still intact and free from Ahriman's malice, the earth was enclosed like the yolk at the heart of an egg by the sky, its shell, and half of the earth was covered by water, like the white surrounding the yolk. When the evil spirit Ahriman attacked the Earth and broke the sky, his malicious creatures, the Khrafstars, polluted the water and the soil. The force of Ahriman's Impact on the earth caused the mountains to rise up and valleys were formed between them. Ahriman's victory over Ahura Mazda seemed decisive.