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Tag: Sassanid dynasty

Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System

Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System

Shushtar is a city in Khuzestan province, southwest of Iran. It’s situated at the foot of Zagros Mountains, about 90 km north of Ahvaz. In most historical periods from Sassanid to Pahlavi, this city was the capital of Khuzestan province. Shushtar owes much of its fame to the historical hydraulic system located there. The Shushtar […]

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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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Chovgan Game

Chovgan Game

Chovgan Game, an Iranian version of modern sports polo, was invented in ancient Persia as a team game, Yashar Bigham, a representative of Iran’s Equestrian Federation, said. “Taking into account the documents available to specialists, we can say with certainty that chovgan is one of the oldest sporting games. It was first mentioned in the […]

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