Nowruz History and Its Origins among Iranians

Written by Rahman Mehraby. Posted in Life

Nowruz Festivity in Ancient Iran

Nowruz, Iranian New Year, has got deep roots among ancient Iranians, particularly farmers. As their lives depended largely on agriculture and producing food, Nowruz has got strong connection to such lifestyle. When no agricultural activities were possible in Winter, each individual used to go home and try to keep warm on his/her own. The end […]

The Importance of Cyrus the Great in Iranian History

Written by Rahman Mehraby. Posted in History

Reliefs of Cyrus the Great

Cyrus II, who was later known as Cyrus the Great, is the founder of Achaemenian dynasty, creator of Persian Empire and the father of a nation called Iran. He was appointed as governor at the Southern part of Iran by Medes who rules from Zagros Mountains at the Northwestern and Western of Iranian plateau. He […]

Tchogha Zanbil Temple, 1st Iranian Site Registered in UNESCO

Written by Rahman Mehraby. Posted in Archaeology

Tchogha Zanbil Temple

The name Tchogha Zanbil isn’t a very understandable word in Persian either. Tchogha Means “hill” in Lurish language of Bakhtiary tribes in Iran. Zanbil means “basket” in Persian. Tchogha Zanbil means a hill that looks like a basket! This is how people referred to this historical mound before it was noticed and excavated by professor Girshman, the French Archaeologist, between 1951 […]

Khorvin Artifacts on Display at Tehran’s Archaeological Museum

Written by Rahman Mehraby. Posted in Archaeology

3-Legged Khorvin Gray Pottery

This is the post I’d promised you to write about. The Iranian objects returned from Belgium, known as Khorvin artifacts, are now displayed at Tehran’s Archaeological Museum. This temporary exhibition is showcasing all the objects returned home from Belgium after almost a century. The photos you see at this post are all taken at this […]

Visit The Ancient City of Bam

Written by Rahman Mehraby. Posted in Archaeology

Part of the Bam Ruins

The ancient city of Bam, a world heritage site registered in UNESCO’s list, has emerged at least at the time of Achaemenians (6th to 4th centuries). The flourishing time of Bam traces back to 7th to 11th centuries when it was at the crossroad of ancient trade routes. This city started to be inhabited since […]

A Short Visit to Soltaniyeh Mausoleum

Written by Rahman Mehraby. Posted in Archaeology

Soltaniyeh Mausoleum

The ancient town of Soltaniyeh is located approximately 40 km west of Zanjan on the old road of Zanjan-Qazvin. Driving from any direction, you can redirect a bit into the present town of Soltaniyeh and pay a short visit to a fantastic World Heritage Site, Soltaniyeh Mausoleum. This town thrived under Oljayto, the Mongol king of […]

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