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Masjed-e Jāmé of Isfahan

Locally known as Masjed-e Jame or Masjed-e Jome, the Jame Mosque or Friday Mosque is Iran’s oldest mosque. Some features of the mosque have persisted through 1200 years, from the Abbasid era through to the Safavid dynasty. These remains show that this masterpiece of a building has been retouched or rebuilt a few times through [...]
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Anzali Lagoon

Anzali lagoon or locally known as Talab-e Anzali is located on the coast of the caspian sea, near the port of Anzali (Bandar-e Anzali). Over twenty thousand hectares in size, this wetland holds a bunch of islands and is host to hundreds of different bird, animal and plant species. It is one of the few [...]
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Iran: Expectations vs. Reality

Think of Iran. Now stop. What was on your mind? Expectation: Iran is a barren land that’s hot all year round Reality: Iran has four seasons and a variety of landscapes Snow-dusted mountains in the village of Abyaneh. The greenery in Masuleh, a quaint town in the Gilan Province of Iran. Many of my friends […]

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Gaz

The sweet, milky sap found on the angebin plant is associated with manna, a food mentioned in the religious texts of the Abrahamic religions. Its ingredients including pistachio or almond kernels, rosewater and egg white. Depending on the ingredients mixed in, gaz can have a subtle rose flavor, a nutty taste, or a savory and […]

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