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1000-Year-Old Mosque in the Middle of a Forest

Espi Mazget (White Mosque) is located in the middle of dense forests in the southeast of Gisoon Forest Park along the Dinachal River in Gilan Province. It is the oldest mosque of the province.    

Qazvin’s Hidden Safavid Gems

Qazvin contains several notable buildings from the Safavid era, dating back to the period in which it was capital of Persia. Perhaps the most famous of the surviving edifices is the Chehelsotoon (Kolah Farangi)...

Dreamy Village in Northern Iran

Iran’s northern province of Gilan is full of exquisite mountains and hidden villages. “Olasa Blanga” village is one of the most picturesque, located at the heights of Talesh, 25km northwest of Masal.    

Jamkaran Mosque outside Qom

The mosque of Jamkaran, six kilometres east of Qom, has been a sacred place since February, 984 CE. It was expanded and renovated on a grand scale after the Islamic Revolution, and at present...

International Museum Day Celebrated in National Museum

Masoud Soltani, the Head of the Cultural Heritage Organization, inaugurated a ceremony on Tuesday in Iran’s National Museum to commemorate World Museum Day, internationally held on May 18. Treasures from the museum’s collection were...

May 17 – Omar Khayyam Day Celebrated in Iran

To much of the world and certainly to English-speaking readers, he is the poet of beautiful Rubaiyat (quatrains), but Omar Khayyam is also known and loved by Iraniand as a great philosopher, mathematician, and astronomer.

Ebtekar in Seoul to Sign Environmental MoU

South Korea and Iran will sign a memorandum of understanding on environmental cooperation in Seoul later this week, the South Korean Environment Ministry said on Monday May 16.

The Stunning Architecture of Yazd

Yazd, a desert provincial capital, is home to its own unique Persian architecture. The historical city is nicknamed the “City of Wind-Catchers” (Shahr-e Badgirha) due to its ancient wind towers, which make use of...

Javan: European Banks Demand $15bn from Iran

On Friday May 13, US Secretary of State John Kerry met with heads of 10 European banks. According to a report by Javan newspaper, a source has commented that while publically, these banks did...

Tehran Experimental Art Week – Photos

The third edition of the Tehran Experimental Art Week was launched on Thursday May 12, at the Niavaran Cultural Center in Tehran.

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