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  1. The Ancient Subterranean City of Nushabad: Why Were People Living Underground?

    ... of Nushabad you are tracing your way back from modern day Iran to ancient history. The walls echo with the memories of the Sassanian ... of Nushabad you are tracing your way back from modern day Iran to ancient history. The walls echo with the memories of the Sassanian ...

    dhwty - 05/11/2017 - 21:54

  2. Preserved by Nature: Studying the Spectacular Salt Mummies of Iran

    ... mummies that were discovered in the Chehrabad Salt Mine in Iran. This mine is in the Zanjan Province and located about 340 km (211.27 ... on display in a glass case in the National Museum of Iran (in Tehran). It has been estimated that the man lived around 1700 years ...

    dhwty - 03/09/2016 - 14:54

  3. Bagh-e Fin Garden: Natural Beauty, Sacred Symbolism, and a Gruesome Story

    ... oasis of lush vegetation can be found in an arid region of Iran. The Fin Garden is regarded as one of the most beautiful gardens of its ... reported that this is the oldest surviving Persian garden in Iran. Reflecting its location and sacred symbolism, the Fin Garden is a ...

    dhwty - 14/06/2017 - 18:54

  4. Adapting Buddhism: Ancient Disciples of Siddhartha Gautama in Afghanistan and Iran

    ... where its presence is less studied, in some ways, is eastern Iran. Before the 7th century AD, Buddhism played a prominent role in the ... According to tradition, the first to spread Buddhism to Iran were two traveling merchants from the city of Balkh, Tapassu and Bhallika, ...

    Caleb Strom - 19/05/2018 - 13:54

  5. The 4,000-Year-Old Abandoned Mud-Brick Town of Kharanaq, Iran: A Photographic Look

    ... remote valley about 70km (43 miles) north of Yazd in Central Iran, is the deserted and crumbling mud-brick village of Kharanaq. The site has ... forming one of the largest collections of adobe buildings in Iran. It was once a prosperous farming village, but when water supplies dried ...

    aprilholloway - 13/08/2015 - 03:49

  6. Catering to Trade: Hospitality in the Ancient Iranian Site of Godin Tepe

    ... Mesopotamian trade route, Godin Tepe now sits in ruins in Iran. Controversial archaeological excavations in the 1960s and 70s highlighted ... Kangāvar valley of Luristan, in the western part of central Iran, approximately halfway between Hamadān and Kermānšāh. This site lies ...

    dhwty - 24/12/2016 - 00:47

  7. Arg-é Bam: An Ancient Citadel Destroyed By Nature and Reconstructed By Humanity

    ... a city in the Kerman Province in the south-eastern part of Iran. This citadel was built entirely out of adobe unbaked clay bricks, and it ... The 4,000-Year-Old Abandoned Mud-Brick Town of Kharanaq, Iran: A Photographic Look The Ancient Site of Takht-e Soleyman: Iran’s ...

    dhwty - 21/11/2016 - 03:56

  8. Buried Beneath the Sand, The Ziggurat of Jiroft May be Largest and Oldest of its Kind in the World

    ... Iranian province of Kerman, a place that some say is Iran’s cradle of civilization. This ziggurat was discovered in 2002, and it ... been reported that it is the second ziggurat to be found in Iran, the first being the Chogha Zanbil Ziggurat. According to some sources, ...

    dhwty - 10/12/2016 - 00:55

  9. What Wondrous Sights Have Been Seen in the Brilliant Hall of Mirrors at Lavish Golestan Palace?

    ... Elaborate decoration in Golestan Palace, Tehran, Iran. (Diego Delso/ CC BY SA ) Oldest Surviving Structures at ... right in the center of the city of Tehran, the capital of Iran. It was during the middle of the 16th century that Tehran began its rise ...

    dhwty - 24/02/2017 - 18:50

  10. Nowruz - The Persian New Year and The Spring Equinox

    ... and has been celebrated for around 4000 years in what is now Iran and in the extended cultural area known as Greater Iran. It is an ancient celebration with the spring equinox as the main event ...

    Mahbod Khanbolouki - 22/03/2015 - 23:51

  11. The ancient city of Susa in Iran is a worldwide treasure

    ... The remains of a spectacular sculpture in Susa, Iran ( UNESCO ) Shushan is located in the Lower Zagros ... mathematical calculations. Ancient ruins of Susa, Iran ( UNESCO ) In the Bible, the city is known primarily from ...

    Robin Whitlock - 11/07/2015 - 04:09

  12. The Future of the Nashtifan Windmills is Blowing in the Wind

    ... is unknown. The Asbad structures at Nashtifan, Iran ( CC BY 4.0 ) The earliest documented design of a windmill ... windmill’, or an ‘asbad’ in its native country, Iran. It has been speculated that the first asbads were built in Sistan, which ...

    dhwty - 01/11/2017 - 17:49

  13. The Ancient Caves of Karaftu and its Historical Treasures

    ... the cliff face of a mountain in the Kurdistan Province of Iran. The caves were formed naturally, but were modified by inhabitants over ... the few examples of such a script preserved in situ in Iran. The Caves of Karaftu are limestone caves, and believed to have been ...

    dhwty - 04/07/2016 - 03:52

  14. Human Tragedy Revealed at ancient city: Excavations uncover mass grave at Heft Tappeh, Iran

    ... uncovered artifacts and bodies at the site of Haft Tappeh in Iran, revealing a deadly unknown event 3,400 years ago. Archaeologists from ... behind a wall.” Haft Tappeh (Haft Tepe) is one of Iran's most significant archeological sites. Dating back to the second ...

    lizleafloor - 07/11/2015 - 00:21

  15. The Ancient Site of Takht-e Soleyman: Iran’s Throne of King Solomon

    ... the 3 rd and 7 th centuries AD, the country now named Iran was part of the Sasanian Empire, Rome’s great rival in the East. Under ... located in West Azerbaijan, in the north-western corner of Iran. The site is located in a valley about 2000m (6500ft) above sea level, and ...

    dhwty - 24/05/2015 - 14:21

  16. Griffin artefact returned to Iran from US is a fake

    ... saw the US return a historically significant artefact to Iran – a precious Persian silver chalice dating back 2,700 years which ... was intended to aid diplomatic relations between the US and Iran, has fallen flat on its face after it was proven that the artefact is in ...

    aprilholloway - 14/10/2013 - 01:04

  17. Strange Ritualistic Burials Discovery in 5,200-Year-Old Burnt City of Iran

    ... Burnt City, a recently listed World Heritage Site in Iran, have unearthed a series of unusual burials depicting ritualistic funerary ... is one of the largest and richest Bronze Age sites in Iran and the Middle East, and is believed by some to have been the capital of ...

    aprilholloway - 23/07/2014 - 03:48

  18. The Longest Poem Ever Written: Shahnameh – The Epic Book of Kings

    ... in the modern day province called Khorasan in northeastern Iran. At this time, the Samanid dynasty had restored native Persian rule on ... in the world. Statue of Ferdowsi in Tehran, Iran ( http://toos051.persiangig.com/new_folder/Ferdowsi_Statue.jpg ) ...

    Mahbod Khanbolouki - 07/03/2015 - 12:41

  19. Sandstorm in Iran Reveals Remnants of What is Possibly an Ancient City

    A recent sandstorm in Iran unearthed a series of structures that are believed to be part of an ... are examining a possible historic site in an arid area of Iran that was exposed by sandstorms in late March. The team is doing surveys, ... how old the site may be, says the Financial Tribune of Iran. The sandstorm struck in late March, exposing ancient ruins and broken ...

    Mark Miller - 18/04/2017 - 02:05

  20. Ancient Persian artefact of mythical Griffin returned to Iran

    ... Persian silver chalice dating back 2,700 years to Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani during his rare visit to New York to attend ... Western Cave, halfway up a cliff in the western highlands of Iran sometime between 1989 and 1992 and sold to a private buyer.  The item was ...

    aprilholloway - 30/09/2013 - 02:47

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