For at least 2,000 years, Iran has remained an important source of turquoise, which was named by Iranians initially “Pirouzeh” meaning “victory” and later after Arab invasion “Firouzeh”. In Iranian architecture, the blue turquoise was used to cover the domes of the Iranian palaces because its intense blue colour was also a symbol of heaven […]

For at least 2,000 years, Iran has remained an important source of turquoise, which was named by Iranians initially “Pirouzeh” meaning “victory” and later after Arab invasion “Firouzeh”.

In Iranian architecture, the blue turquoise was used to cover the domes of the Iranian palaces because its intense blue colour was also a symbol of heaven on earth.

Here are Mizan’s photos of a mine in Neyshabur in Khorasan Razavi Province:

 

 

Fatemeh Askarieh is an Iranian journalist working on a range of fields including culture, art, lifestyle, cultural heritage, and tourism. She has been working with the Iran Front Page (IFP) Media Group for 10 years, and is currently the head of the Art and Lifestyle Department.

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