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Quran Gate in Shiraz (Darvazeh-e Quran)

Jackson in his travelogue narrates about Quran gate and Allah o Akbar canyon that: “… Shiraz is truly similar to an island that emerges from the heart of an emerald sea where a chain of purple color hills surrounded it. Coloration of such a spectacular view is various and harmonious at the same time. So, […]

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Saadi Shirazi, “Human Beings are Members of a Whole”

Saadi Shirazi narrates that “an emperor intended to kill a prisoner. The prisoner insulted the emperor for his destiny. “What did he say?” The emperor asked one of his ministers. “He prayed for your Excellency.” The minister answered. That was how the emperor forgave the prisoner.  Another minister, who was the adversary of the lying […]

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History of Persepolis – Legacy of the Achaemenid Empire

There was once a Persian general. His name was Darius I. He had inherited what was at the time, the peak of civilization, the crown of the fertile crescent, the Achaemenid kingdom. Darius wanted to make a statement. He wanted a symbolic capital to host nations from all corners of the known world. He was, […]

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Narenjestan-e Ghavam

Introduction Do you want to see a house with shining walls and ceilings? Let us take you to a house with an exclusive architecture and design that you cannot find anywhere else. Somewhere that you get to walk in a garden with a big pond in the middle with fountains and you are surrounded by [...]
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Firuzabad

Introduction An ancient city full of historical traces lies in a plain, 110 km from south of Shiraz. Ardeshir, the founder of Sassanian, defeated the Parthian King, Artabanus V and started his own kingdom. He built the city and named it Ardeshir Khoreh which meant the greatness of Ardeshir. It was round-shaped to be a [...]
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