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The Bedkhem Church

The Bedkhem (Bethlehem) Church is an Armenian Apostolic church in the Jolfa quarter in Isfahan, Iran. The city itself is nicknamed Nesf-e Jahān, “Half of the World,” so that puts this church in the center of the world. History This church is built in Safavid dynasty in Shah Abbas I era, by famous Armenian merchant [...]
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A Brief Introduction to Zoroastrianism

Zoroastrianism is one of the world’s oldest monotheistic religions. For more than thousands of years (600 BE - 650 CE), Zoroastrianism was a state religion of Pre-Islamic Iran, known as Persia. The Iranian prophet and religious reformer called Zarathustra (Zoroaster), is regarded as the founder of the religion. The most important texts of the religion [...]
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Vank Cathedral

Introduction The Armenian Quarter of Isfahan, Jolfa, has been home to one of the highly respected minorities in Iran. Jolfa is among the most famous neighborhoods in the city. Its liveliness and numerous cafes has made it the perfect spot for many locals and tourists to spend time in. Iranian Armenians have been residing in [...]
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Muharram – One of the Muslims Sacred Months

What is Muharram? Iran is an Islamic country and for that, you may face a lot of religious ceremonies or mournings. One of the biggest of these religious events is Muharram. History, Story and Significance of Muharram Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and it means “forbidden”. It is one of the [...]
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