Customs and Traditions before Nowruz – Part 2

Written by Rahman Mehraby. Posted in Life

image for jar breaking

This is the second part of the series of activities people are involved in before Nowruz and after that. Below is the list of more customs and traditions of the Iranian New Year: Making Noise with Spoon Decent girls and women, who had wishes like getting married, walked out at night with copper bowls and […]

Customs and Traditions before Nowruz – Part 1

Written by Rahman Mehraby. Posted in Life

4shanbeh soori tradition

Since ancient times, Iranians have observed various customs and traditions before Nowruz (Iranian New Year) and after that. These are a series of activities that take different forms in various parts of Iran. Below is a list of some activities people have been involved to get prepared for this annual festivity. More will be found at Part […]

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 […]

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