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Ancient Laft Port in Persian Gulf Island of Qeshm

Laft Port with its ancient waterfront is situated on Qeshm Island in Persian Gulf. The port village is also known for its wells and wind-catchers.

Tour of Tehran Rewarded to Book Donors

People who donate books to a library near Tehran will receive a free ticket for a tour of the Iranian capital.

Relics Extradited from Italy Exhibited in Iran’s National Museum

Iranian National Museum unveiled 30 Iranian relics which had been smuggled to Italy before being returned to Iran a few months ago.

Italian Photographer Portrays Use of Science and Math in Persian Architecture

Italian photographer Massimo Rumi spent a month travelling around the breathtaking ancient mosques and bazaars of Iran, and took stunning photos of Islamic buildings, which show how Persian architects used science and math in their works.

One Single Step Left to Retrieval of Achaemenid Inscriptions from US

The process of retrieving Achaemenid Royal Inscriptions, which belongs to Iran, is reaching its end. It is now an irreversible process with only one single vote necessary for the arrival of these historical artefacts from the United States.

New Version of Medical Book by Rhazes Found in Austria

Iranian attaché in Austria announced that a Latin version of Kitab Al-Mansuri, a medical book by Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi, the famous Iranian polymath of Middle Age, has been discovered in the European country’s National Library.
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Efforts to Prevent Demolition of a Villa in Tehran Designed by Gio Ponti

A petition has been drawn up to save Namazee Villa, a villa in northern Tehran designed by well-known Italian architect Gio Ponti in late 1950s, which is to be demolished and replaced by a five-star hotel. Meanwhile, Ponti’s grandson has also decided to visit Tehran to prevent the demolition.

Blue Mosque of Tabriz: Distinguished Architecture in Northwestern Iran

The Blue Mosque is a famous historic mosque in Tabriz, northwest of Iran. The mosque was constructed in 1465 upon the order of Jahan Shah, the ruler of Kara Koyunlu.

Iranian Descendants in Tanzanian Town

The inhabitants of “Kaole”, a small town in Tanzania, insist that they are descendants of Iranian Balochi soldiers who came to the region in 18th century.

Saint Stepanos Monastery in Northwestern Iran

The St. Stepanos Monastery, located about 11 km northwest of Jolfa in East Azerbaijan Province, is the second most important Armenian monastery in Iran.

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