Two ancient wine jugs from the Sassanid Empire (224 A.D. to 651 A.D.) have been discovered in Iran's city of Ashtian. Prior to the Muslim conquest of Persia in 633 A.D., Iranian wines were recognized for their superior quality.
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I am the same age as Salman Abedi, the Manchester suicide bomber, and almost the same age as the recently named London Bridge terrorists; I also profess to be of the same faith. Thankfully, these are the only two things we have in common. As well as studying medicine at university, I currently serve...
Saudi Arabia to give women more control over their life choices by relaxing male guardian system is welcomed as another small step for women in the kingdom. Saudi Arabia is well known to be one of the world’s most gender-segregated nations, where women live under the supervision of a male guardian,…
In Iran, we celebrate the first day of spring as the beginning or a new year. With its Zoroastrian origin, it means it's a new day and is the day of the vernal equinox, marking the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. The moment the sun crosses the celestial equator and equalizes night and day is calculated exactly every year. If you meet an Iranian/Persian for the next couple of weeks, it's appropriate to say Nowruz Mobarak or Eid Mobarak. The new year is celebrated with family and friends visiting one another. Children are often given money as a gift. The celebration lasts for 13 days. There's much more detail but on the thirteenth day, the official celebration concludes, typically by going to an appropriate site for a picnic.
By Fred ParvanehTo a generation of schoolchildren who grew up in pre-revolutionary Iran, J. Richard and Mary Ann Irvine are living legends.The American-born couple, who established Iranzamin (Tehran International School) in 1967 after
Iranian-born artist Azadeh Ghotbi 's path to creative recognition took an unconventional road.
Azadeh attended Brown University, where she studied International Relations – then got her M.B.A from the elite INSEAD Business School near Paris.
“It never occurred to me to do art”. With no prior art training, she bought canvases and brushes and started to paint.
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