Saturday, 07 April 2018 16:01

تپه حصار دامغان

تپه حصار واقع در حاشیه جنوبی شهر دامغان برای نخستین بار توسط اریخ اشمیت از دانشگاه پنسیلوانیا در سال 1312 مورد کاوش قرار گرفت. بر اثر این کاوش ها روشن شد که این محوطه باستانی دارای سه دوره اصلی فرهنگی از اواخر نوسنگی تا پایان عصر مفرغ است . از زمان کاوش های اشمیت در تپه حصار این محوطه به عنوان یکی از محوطه های مبنا برای شناسایی فرهنگ های همزمان در فلات مرکزی ایران مورد استناد باستان شناسان است.

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Thursday, 15 March 2018 14:59

Esfahan- The Pearl of Persia (Part I)

The 17th century Safavid capital referred to as “Nesf-e-Jahan” (Half the World) by  the Persians, is where today, the climax of Persian architecture can be witnessed in the serene purity of its grandiose mosques and elegant palaces. The ancient city gained political significance under the mighty Saljuqs in 11th and 12th centuries. The superb congregational Mosque of Esfahan dates mainly from this glorious period, having many earlier parts and later additions, earning it the title “the encyclopedia of Persian Mosque”. The great Safavid monarch, Shah Abbas I, moved his capital to Esfahan in 1598, where he lay out a new city center with a vast central square adorned on each side with a remarkable monument, the majestic Imam and Sheikh Lotf-o-LLah Mosque, the reception and gateway palace of Ali-Qapu, and the Qeisarieh Bazaar.

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Friday, 06 December 2013 03:12

Soltaniyeh or Oldjeitu's Mausoleum

The mausoleum of Oljaytu was constructed in 1302–12 in the city of Soltaniyeh, the capital of the Ilkhanid dynasty, which was founded by the Mongols. Situated in the province of Zanjan, Soltaniyeh is one of the outstanding examples of the achievements of Persian architecture and a key monument in the development of its Islamic architecture. The octagonal building is crowned with a 50 m tall dome covered in turquoise-blue faience and surrounded by eight slender minarets. It is the earliest existing example of the double-shelled dome in Iran. The mausoleum’s interior decoration is also outstanding and scholars such as A.U. Pope have described the building as ‘anticipating the Taj Mahal’.

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Sunday, 20 October 2013 15:07

Tagh-e Bostan

The Historical site of Tagh-e Bostan or (Taq-e Bostan) is situated in Kermanshah City in Iran. Taq means an Arch and Bostan means A very beautiful garden. Thus, Taq-e Bostan means an Arch of a very beautiful garden. The appellation of taq or arch here refers to two ancient arch from Sassanid dynasty in Iran. Tagh-e Bostan is consists of the big arch, small arch and a plate of stone inscription outside the cave. These two arches have been carved out of stone in the mountain. Outside the big cave there are two winged angels holding a medallion. Inside the cave there are many carvings including a big horse and a rider which is “Khosro Parviz” the king of Iran in Sassanid period.

Thursday, 17 October 2013 13:49

Takht-e Soleymān

Takhte Soleyman or Adur Gushnasp (Azar Goshnasb) is situated in 45km away from Takab a city in West-Azarbayejan of Iran. This place is based on a natural sediments of a lake and is 20m above the height of the agricultural fields. The Siege of this site has 38 ornate towers in elliptic shape. Inside the Takht-e soleyman there is a natural lake with 120 m of length and 80 m of wideness.

Published in Temples
Monday, 14 October 2013 05:21

Saint Stepanos Monastery

This Magnificent Monastery is situated in north-west of Iran in east-Azarbayejan and it is 16 km away from the City of Jolfa. The building belongs to the 8th century. This monastery is also called “the monastery of the sunset valley” in local language.

Published in Mosques
Thursday, 12 September 2013 16:32

Arg of Tabriz

Arg-e AliShāh, also known as Arg-e Tabriz and Masjid AliShāh, is a remnant of a mosque in the center of Tabriz, Iran, built in the Ilkhanate period.

Construction of Arg begins under advisory of Illkhanate minister Taj-edin-Jahanshah, as a mosque. However construction was halted after the death of the minister and the collapse of the roof of the mosque . Later on Arg was used as an educational center during Safavid era. During the occupation of

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Thursday, 12 September 2013 13:32

Measurement Museum of Tabriz

The Measurement Museum of Tabriz is a situated in the heart of Tabriz in an old and traditional house renowned as Salmasi. Here the rudimentary measurement instruments are being kept. Instruments of measuring time, weight, water flow, oil volume and others. 

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