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Sky Burial; Ancient Tradition of Iran’s Zoroastrians

Ancient Zoroastrians believed the dead body should be put in particular structures to be feasted upon by birds of prey, because the burial or burning of the corpses would cause water and soil to become dirty, which is forbidden in the ancient religion.

Coppersmiths’ Business Still Booming in Iran’s Yazd

The Coppersmiths’ Bazaar in the city of Yazd in central Iran has remained the hub of copperware trade and services after half a dozen centuries.

Washtub; Ancient Musical Instrument Popular among Women in Northern Iran

The flat washtub is one of the simplest things that could be found in almost every house in Iran’s northern Mazandaran province. However, Iranian women in that region have long been using it as a musical instrument in wedding ceremonies and parties.

“Iranians to Become World’s Largest Cultural Lobby in 10-20 Years”

Seyyed Mohammad Beheshti, a senior cultural figure, says Iranians will constitute the world’s largest cultural lobby in the next decade.

Iranian People Mark “Night of Destiny” (+Photos)

Each year in Ramadan Muslim people across the world mark the ‘Night of Destiny’ or ‘Laylat al-Qadr’ when the holy Qur’an was first revealed to the Muslim Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Iran in Photos: Customs Practiced in Ramadan

Foods, ceremonies, celebrations, activities, entertainments and all the customs practiced during the holy month of Ramadan in Iran are very interesting topics to be covered in photos.

Tehran’s Milad Tower Hosting Ramadan Festival

A festival called “The City of God” is underway in Tehran’s Milad Tower Cultural Complex during the holy month of Ramadan.

Iran, Land of Diverse Ramadan Traditions

Special ancient traditions are still practiced in a number of Iranian cities during the holy month of Ramadan in addition to the common rituals and customs practiced nationwide.

Ancient Iranians Used Stone Lions to Guard Their Graves

The city of Aligoudarz in Lorestan Province is home to an ancient cemetery where stone lion busts are used as tombstones.

Local Games Festival Held in Iran’s Gilan Province

Gilan province in northern Iran recently hosted a festival of local games, which brought the villagers and tourists a great deal of joy and excitement.

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