History and culture of Iran

History and culture of Iran or culture of Persia is one of the most ancient histories in the world.

Iran has one of the richest art heritages in the world history and encompasses many disciplines including architecture, painting, weaving, pottery, calligraphy, metalworking, and stone masonry. There is also a very vibrant Iranian contemporary art scene.

History and culture of Iran, which was commonly known until the mid-20th century as Persia in the Western world, is intertwined with the history of a larger region. It is also to an extent known as Greater Iran, comprising the area from Anatolia, the Bosphorus, and Egypt in the west to the borders of Ancient India and the Syr Darya in the east, and from the Caucasus and the Eurasian Steppe in the north to the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman in the south.

As one of the world’s oldest home of continuous major civilizations, with historical and urban settlements dating back to 7000 BC, Iran is a really ancient country.

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Masoume Holy Shrine

Masoume Holy Shrine’s location is in the Qom province. This shrine belongs to Emam Reza‘s sister (the eighth Shia’s Emams. His shrine is in Mashhad). These days this Shrine is famous. Every year lots of visitors and pilgrims attend to it.

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Doogh or Dough!

Doogh or Dough! Doogh is a famous drink in Iran. In past, Iranian drank it as a soda with their food. In this article we use Doogh because dough is a name of pasta in Italy. You can find different type of This drink in middle east and Europe […]

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EL Goli Palace

Anzali Lagoon, also with the name of Anzali Mordab, Anzali Bay, is in northwest of Iran in Gilan Province. The lagoon divides Anzali harbor in two parts. Lagoon is approximately about 20 thousand hectares and it is make one of the best water landscape in Iran.

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Kerman Jame Mosque

Kerman Jame mosque is one of the mosques built during Almozafar era in 1350 AC. The point is that Iranian Muslim people use Jame mosque for Friday praying.Due to this matter Iranian call these mosques Jome (Friday) Mosque, but it is not a suitable word for naming. The good translation of Jame is […]

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The Art of Mina Kari

The Art of Mina kari or miniature of fire is one of the world known handicraft in Iran. Mina Kari art work is the mixture of glazed metal painted by bright colors. History of the art of Mina Kari Actually Mina is female name […]

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Rangooniha Mosque

Architectures built Rangooniha mosque in Abadan close to Arvand River. This beautiful mosque is also a place in front of Abadan Oil Refinery. The style of Rangooniha Mosque is Indian subcontinent architecture style with elegant and […]

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khaju Bridge

khaju Bridge or Khajoo Bridge is not only one of the oldest bridge in Isfahan but also in Iran. Now the age of the bridge is about 350 years old but it’s still seems firm and gorgeous. This Bridge has various name […]

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Hasht Behesht Palace

Hasht Behesht Palace is a royal place with location of Bagh-e Bolbol, Garden of Nightingale. The name of the palace means 8 paradise, it is a fallen heaven. Architectures built this marvelous palace during Safavid era.

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Iran Jewelry Museum

 Iran Jewelry Museum’s location is in the heart of capital of Iran, Tehran. The government keeps and stores this collection in Central Bank Of Iran. There are unique gemstones and jewelries which were used by Ancient kings of Persia. In the past just […]

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Dizi

Dizi date backs to more than thousand years ago. It is one of the most traditional food in Iran. The name of this food come from a small black stony pot which is used for cooking Dizi. Recently this pots are made from various

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The Ramadan

Ramadan is one of the Islam Column. It is ninth month of Muslim’s calendar. Different groups and tribes in Iran have their various ritual customs. In this holy month Muslims are fast from dawn to dusk. Ramadan is one of the most important event in Iran[…]

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Dowlatabad Garden

Dowlatabad Garden host the world’s tallest wind cater (Baad gir)! Yazd, a city in the middle of the Iranian desert, which has a prominent history and it can be felt well by its red brick houses and its old dome roofs.

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Cultural Landscape of Maymand

Cultural Landscape of Maymand registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. It is a self-contained, semi-arid area, rocky village, a unique troglodyte village of kiche (cave-houses) and in fact, it is a

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Shahr-e Sukhteh

Shahr-e Sukhteh is a mud brick and an ancient city that is located in Sistan and Baluchistan Province, near the Zahedan-Zabol road. It is related to Bronze Age urban settlement, associated with the one of the largest communities and it is closely to Jiroft and Helmand cultures.

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Golestan Palace

Golestan Palace’s location is in Tehran, Iran. You can see the glories, excesses and masterpiece of the Qajar rulers especially Nasser Al-Din Shah Qajar with the embodiment of successful Iranian design and architecture with western influences across this complex.

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