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Tag: Persepolis

Pasargadae

Pasargadae

The village of Pasargadae, lying south of the Abarkuh Desert, stands on a lonely, windswept plain surrounded by arid mountains. The sole reason to journey out to this remote town is to visit the ancient monuments from which it takes its name. Marked by an austere beauty, these ruins of empire will enthral historians and […]

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Eram Garden

Eram Garden

The word ‘Eram’ is the Persian version of the Arabic word ‘Iram’, which means heaven in Islam’s holy book, the Qur’an. The abundance of beautiful flowers, refreshing air, aromatic myrtles, and towering cypress trees, including a tree dating back to 3,000 years (Sarv-e Naz) have made Eram Garden a major tourist destination, especially during the […]

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Persepolis

Persepolis

Iran is home to one of the oldest ancient civilizations in the world. For many centuries, the country is a testament to one of the world’s most powerful empires, conquering a huge chunk of Central Asia, the Middle East, all the way until Turkey. It has survived many wars, conflicts, and confrontations from its neighboring […]

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Persian Carpet

Persian Carpet

The art of carpet weaving in Iran originated more than 2,500 years ago. Persian carpets and rugs were initially woven as articles of necessity to cover the floors of nomadic tribesmen, giving them protection from the cold and damp. The natural progression of the skill and craft involved in the creation of these works of […]

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Persian Architecture

Persian Architecture

The Persian Empire was vast, and one of the lasting legacies of the empire, aside from their fierce battles and dominance in the known world, was their influence on architecture and art as a whole. Architecture in Greater Iran has a continuous history from at least 5000BCE to the present, with characteristic examples distributed over […]

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