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April 10, 20218 months ago

Jame Atiq mosque

The ancient Jame’ Atiq Mosque of Shiraz is one of the oldest mosques in Iran and a relic of the days of the Saffarid Amr bin Leys’s reign. It is a structure referred to many times in the writings of travelers such as the Bin Battuta and Madame Dieulafoy. The Saffarids were a people of Iranian stock who were originally from the province of Sistan. During the course of their sovereignty, that is, from 867 to 903 AD, they did not neglect the construction of public buildings, of which the Jame’ Mosque, is a prime example despite the many conflicts they had with the Baghdad Caliphs and local rivals. The construction of the mosque started in 894 as an act of thanksgiving following the victory of Amr Leys forces over the armies of the Abbassid Caliph al-Movaffaq. Through the years, the » Read more

April 10, 20218 months ago

Choobin (wooden) village in Khorasan Razavi province

Choobin village is the local name of Neishabour villages in Razavi Khorasan province in northeastern Iran, is made.  The small village of wooden and unique built in Iran by the engineer and the spectacular Mojtahedi and resorts are Neyshabour.
“The village Choobin” arising from the unique structure of wood and use it in a new building and the building up of history - cultural and climatic and geographic regions with the features and functionality, it is .  This scenic village of wooden mosques, museums and libraries, Rstvrn, shop and bakery, alcove, , green and beautiful ecosystem that is associated with agriculture and animal husbandry.
The mosque, the first mosque in the world is earthquake-resistant wood.  The building has an area of 200 square meters and the roof » Read more

March 16, 20219 months ago

The Pearl of the Orient – Iran’s Path

Iran’s almost 7,000-year old history is characterized by various highs and lows. These don’t only take place within the country’s borders, but also reach beyond to various countries in the region, over India, China and Central Asia up to the Caucasus, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt. The ancient cultures and civilizations that inhabited Iran were quite diverse, and they have their traces in many places of the country and even in the contemporary population themselves. These traces can be found in archeological sites that that have been preserved for 7,000 years, such as the “burnt city” in Zabol (Shahr-e soukhteh Zabol), in Persepolis (“Takht-e Jamshid”), “Pasargad”, located near the city of Shiraz, as well as in the city Bistoun in Kermanshah, which been there for 2,500 years. Other » Read more

March 16, 20219 months ago

Photos From the Iran You Don't See on TV

By Christopher Thornton

The version of Iran that Americans see in the media can certainly seem like a frightening, hostile place: stern mullahs, clandestine nuclear programs, angry (if often staged) anti-American protests. Yet Iran seen first-hand is very different, and much friendlier. Approximately half of Iranians are willing to tell pollsters they hold a favorable view of Americans, but when visiting the country it seems like many more share that view. The many Iranians I’ve met have been eager to tell me how much they like Americans and the U.S., the many commonalities they see between the two countries, and of course their desire to visit-and remain permanently if at all » Read more