The Lost Churches in Iran

The majority of historical churches in Iran that possess historical and artistic value were built around the eight century A.H. or the 14th century AD, and the period thereafter. However, this does not mean that there were no churches existing in the country before that period. During the reign of Shah Abbas, the Safavid king, […]

Gabbeh: A traditional variety of Persian carpet

 Persian Gabbeh is a hand-knotted (handmade) thick Persian rug with long pile. It is made by the nomads of Fars province in southern Iran, of which the famous city of Shiraz is the capital. The most famous nomad group of this region is the Qashqai Tribe. Although the existing few old pieces of Gabbeh rugs […]

The Mysterious Ancient Prison: Takht-e Soleyman

The archaeological site of Takht-e Soleyman, in north-western Iran, is situated in a valley set in a volcanic mountain region. Takht-e Soleyman is the holiest shrine of Zoroastrianism and the most important relic of the former Sassanid Empire. Registered in UNESCO,  The archaeological site dates from the 6th century. It was partially rebuilt during the […]

Necropolis, The city of dead. photo: @SamDavani
Sassanid Ardashir Palace
Damqan

Damqan, a silk road city, attractions

Damqan, a silk road city, attractions Damqan a city in Semnan province is one of the oldest cities of Iran which dates back to the time when it was the capital of Parthian and the called it Sad Darvazeh (in Greece Hekatom Polis). The oldest mosque in Iran is located in this city.It has been […]