Architecture in Greater Iran has a continuous history from at least 5000BCE to the present.
Architecture in Greater Iran has a continuous history from at least 5000BCE to the present, with characteristic examples distributed over a vast area from Syria to North India and the borders of China, from the Caucasus to Zanzibar. Persian buildings vary from peasant huts to tea houses, and garden pavilions to "some of the most majestic structures the world has ever seen.
Food in Iran is a fundamental part of Iranian heritage.
Food in Iran is a fundamental part of Iranian heritage. Their ingredients reflect the geography of Iran, while the savor and colors accent the aesthetic tastes of Iranians. The cuisines are associated with so many social events -births, weddings, funerals; and many other ceremonies and rituals- that culinary traditions are intertwined with a country's history and religion.
The Old Persian of the Achaemenian Empire, preserved in a number of cuneiform inscriptions.
Persian literature spans two and a half millennia, though much of the pre-Islamic material has been lost. Its sources have been within historical Persia including present-day Iran as well as regions of Central Asia where the Persian language has been the national language through history. As one of the great literature of mankind the Persian literature has its roots in surviving works in Old Persian or Middle Persian dating back as far as 522 BCE, the date of the earliest surviving Achaemenid inscription, the Bisotun Inscription.
as evidenced by the archaeological records of the Fertile Crescent civilization of Elam.
There are three instrumental forms and one vocal form in Persian music. The instrumental forms are pishdaramad, cheharmezrab, and reng. Pishdaramad was invented by a great master of the tar, Darvish Khan, and was inteded as a prelude to the daramad of a dastgah.
The Culture of Iran is a mix of ancient pre-Islamic culture and Islamic culture
The culture of Iran is one of the oldest in the world. The culture of Iran is a mix of ancient pre-Islamic culture and Islamic culture. Iranian culture probably originated in Central Asia and the Andronovo culture is strongly suggested as the predecessor of Iranian culture ca. 2000 BC.
A Persian miniature is a richly detailed miniature painting which depicts religious or mythological themes
A Persian miniature is a richly detailed miniature painting which depicts religious or mythological themes from the region of the Middle East now known as Iran. The art of miniature painting in Persia flourished from the 13th through the 16th centuries, and continues to this day, with several contemporary artists producing notable Persian miniatures.
An Iranian official says enhancing cooperation and investments in the tourism sector constitutes a key component of a 25-year partnership agreement under discussion between Iran and China. Deputy of Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicraft Vali Taymouri said Monday that a major component of the draft agreement — known as the Sino-Iran Comprehensive Strategic Partnership —…
Long before television, social media and the internet became the main sources of entertainment, Iranians gathered in tea-houses or coffeehouses to hear and “watch” mythical stories in a form of dramatic story-telling known as “Naghali”. Naghali, a narrative style of art and a mixture of story-telling with acting and singing, is one of the oldest forms of…
The Director General of Tourism Planning and Development Affairs said that United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is ready to boost tourism cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran. Speaking in an interview with IRNA on Monday, Alireza Rahimi pointed to the details of this plan and reiterated, “in order to compile National…