thotayatollah:

Iranian Jewish women - circa 1880

thotayatollah:

Iranian Jewish women - circa 1880

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farsizaban:

Thank you Alireza Haghighi and rest of Team Melli for your brilliant game. Held your head up high. You made us all proud.

farsizaban:

Thank you Alireza Haghighi and rest of Team Melli for your brilliant game. Held your head up high. You made us all proud.

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farsizaban:

Iranian Kazakh Town

Around 90 years ago, during Stalinism, less than a thousand Kazakh left Kazakhstan and came to Iran. This observer documentary makes an intimate atmosphere inside Kazakh homes and other places, and explores history of immigration, what happen during last century, and vision of Iranian Kazakh future. .

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little-miss-melancholy:

Dancing Girl, Persian Hermitage

little-miss-melancholy:

Dancing Girl, Persian Hermitage


"

Persian conquests and the fact that the empire united dozens of peoples helped its subjects to broaden their intellectual and geographical horizons. The Achaemenid period was one of intensive ethnic mingling and syncretism in cultures and beliefs. The prime reason was that contacts between different parts of the empire had become more regular than in the previous period. More specifically, the sources report frequent visits by state functionaries from Arachosia, Haraiva, Gandh¯ara, Bactria and other eastern Iranian or Central Asian countries to Susa and Persepolis.

Iran, which had since time immemorial acted as an intermediary in East-West cultural exchange, maintained its historical role under the Achacmenids. At the same time, the Iranians created their own original and sophisticated civilization. One of its achievements was the adaptation of the cuneiform script for writing Old Persian. The chief official written language was Aramaic; under the Achaemenids, standard formulae were devised to render Aramaic terms and clerical expressions into the different Iranian languages; and from the official written Aramaic of the Achaemenids, the later written forms of Parthian, Middle Persian, Sogdian and Chorasmian were derived. It was in this period that the peoples of Central Asia first became acquainted with Aramaic script. This, too, was the period when a number of Old Iranian words – chiefly socio-economic, military and administrative terms – were borrowed by Indian languages.

Among the outstanding achievements of Old Iranian civilization was Achaemenid art, which is known above all from the monuments of Pasargadac, Persepolis and Susa, the Bisutun rock reliefs, the Persian royal tombs at Naqsh-i Rustam, and from large quantities of metal and stone carvings. The subjects may be military triumphs or hunting exploits by Persian kings and warriors, combat between heroic monarchs and various monsters symbolizing vil, or palace and religious rituals. It was the characteristics of this art that took shape at the turn of the sixth and fifth centuries b.c.

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History of Civilizations of Central Asia Volume II: The Development of Sedentary and Nomadic Civilizations: 700 B.C. to A.D. 250 (via solipsistictendencies)

golemahtab:

jigaris in khorramshahr, lab-e shat.

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vwillas8:

Safavid Shrine of Sheikh Safi al-Din Khānegāh 
مجموعه آرامگاه و خانقاه شیخ صفی الدین
Ardabil, Iran

vwillas8:

Safavid Shrine of Sheikh Safi al-Din Khānegāh
مجموعه آرامگاه و خانقاه شیخ صفی الدین
Ardabil, Iran


poppoppopblowblowbubblegum:

from artist rana javadi’s exquisite series of layered photographs, when you were dying. (via)


gentlewave:

Lady with Tambourine, between 1800 and 1900, oil on canvas, 88.9 x 68.6 cm, Qajar art, Brooklyn Museum, New York City, United States, source: brooklynmuseum.org.

gentlewave:

Lady with Tambourine, between 1800 and 1900, oil on canvas, 88.9 x 68.6 cm, Qajar art, Brooklyn Museum, New York City, United States, source: brooklynmuseum.org.

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