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MP Warns against Construction Projects Endangering Historical Sites

MP Warns against Construction Projects Endangering Historical Sites

An Iranian lawmaker warned against the construction projects that endanger historical sites, particularly those in central Iranian city of Yazd which threaten an old structure due to be registered as a world heritage site.
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Ancient Festival of Sadeh in Southern Iran

Iranian Zoroastrians, and even some non-Zoroastrian Iranians, annually celebrate Sadeh, an ancient Iranian festival that takes place 50 days before Nowruz, the Persian New Year.

Shavaz: An Old Village in Central Iran

Shavaz village is located in southwest of Yazd Province in central Iran. The village is bounded by a mountain in the back and an open plain in the front. It is one of the oldest...

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...

Sadé festival in Kerman, Yazd

Sade festival is celebrated 40 days after winter solstice in Iran. The festival is observed by Iranian Zoroastrians to celebrate the emergence of fire. The festival is held as a gathering of a city's dwellers where...

Kharanaq, a shaking adobe minaret in central Iran (PHOTOS)

The adobe minaret dates back to the Sassanid era.

Chak Chak, a Zoroastrian shrine in central Iran (PHOTOS)

Chak Chak is very popular with both Zoroastrian pilgrims and Muslim tourists. But between June 14 and 18 each year, it is only open to Zoroastrian worshipers.

Manmade reservoir at the heart of desert in central Iran (PHOTOS)

Birds flying over the region usually make a stop at the reservoir.

Fahraj Mosque in central Iran (PHOTOS)

Photos of a 14-century-old mosque in Yazd Province.

Khavidak Castle in central Iran (PHOTOS)

Images of Khavidak Castle in Yazd Province which served as a sanctuary for locals when they came under attack by bandits in the past.

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