Pre-Islamic Architecture Iranian architecture has a continuous history of more than 7,000 years. The earliest-known phases of building in Iran belong to Neolithic communities, and date back to the late 7th and early 6th millennia B.C. Relics from that period have been disclosed by excavations at the Zagheh mound in the Qazvin Plain, Ali Kush in the Deh Luran Plain, and many other prehistoric sites of the Iranian Plateau and its bordering regions. The houses there were built of handmade bricks of local mud, cut into rectangles and sun-dried. The buildings at the Zagheh mound were painted, and equipped with a fireplace.
Khorasan Razavi: Iran's most important religious tourism destination
The Province of Khorasan Razavi borders the Turkmenistan Republic in the north and Afghanistan in the east and its capital city is Mashhad. The northern part of Khorasan Razavi Province is covered by fertile lands and the southern parts are barren deserts with poor herbal coverage. Among the mountains, Hezar Masjed and Binalood are the highest. The climate in Khorasan and the temperature and rainfall reduces as you move from north to south.
Zavareh one of the oldest Iran's desert villages
Located only a short distance east of Ardestan, this ancient town was an important point on the crossroads of trade routes starting from Sasanid or even earlier times to approximately the 11th century. Today it is a forgotten little town whose narrow streets and flat-roofed houses have changed little in the last hundred years. Located on the edge of the desert, Zavareh has a very arid climate, often with very hot days and cold nights.
Naghsh e Jahan the world's oldest polo field
The polo was played for the first time in Persia (Iran) on dates from the 6th century BC to the 1st century AD. Initially, Polo was a training game for cavalry units, usually guarding the king or other elite troops. From there, it spread to all of Persia and beyond. It is now popular worldwide, with more than 100 member countries of the International Polo Federation.
Ardestan Jame Mosque with Sassanid fire temple structure
The Congregational Mosque of Ardestan is one of the most beautiful and best-preserved Iranian mosques. Vestiges of four historical epochs are discernible here. The earliest belong to a Sasanid fire temple, remodeled to meet the needs of a Muslim religious building. This primeval mosque, which consisted of a single domed sanctuary, was built in the 10th century by Omar ibn Abdolaziz, a governor of Esfahan.
Nain and its 1000 years old Jame Mosque
This ancient, austere, and perfectly intact Congregational Mosque is one of the most beautiful religious buildings in Iran. It is believed to have been constructed in the 7th century by Umayyad caliph Omar. However, an archaeological survey on the site has shown that the mosque's construction (or reconstruction) dates from the 10th 11th century.
The Silk Road and the Successive Caravanseraies along its Route
The routes of the Silk Road were initially particular ways for trade comprised of numerous access ways to connect the land of China to the Mediterranean Sea, with a total length of 7000 kilometers main road. This road extending from 'Chang-an', the capital of China in the past, passed through Samarkand, a city in Turkestan. Bukhara, a city in Russian Turkestan,..
Aran-o-Bidgol City, The Gate of Iran's Desert
Aran-o-Bidgol County is spread out over an area of 2,939 sq.km with a population of 90,000 people. It is located to the south of the Salt Lake of Qom and Semnan Provinces and to the northwest of Natanz and to the north of Kashan and 195 km to the north of Esfahan. The center of the county is a city of the same name, with a population of 58,000 people. It is nearly 910 m above sea level.
Isfahan: A model for the coexistence of different religions' followers
Followers of different religions in Isfahan have lived in peace and safety for years. Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians, and Sunnis live peacefully alongside Shiite. Religious prophets have a special position in Islamic culture and in popular beliefs.
Among the cities of Iran, Isfahan has always been the home and a settlement for different religions' expatriates.
Rey & Qom two important religious city close Tehran
Rey, also known as Shahr-e Rey (EN: City of Rey) with the ancient name Raga is a major historical area in Iran, especially in Tehran province. Astaneh Abdolazim Shrine is composed of a lofty portal and several porticoes, courtyards, a golden dome, two tiled minarets and porches, a shrine and a mosque. The oldest object in the Astaneh is a very precious box made of areca wood in the year 1325 AD.
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