Month: April 2019

Astronomy

Sasanian architecture hit a peak in its development during the Sassanid era. In many ways the Sasanian Empire period (224-651 CE) witnessed the highest achievement of Persian civilization, and Organize the last great pre-Islamic Persian Empire before the Muslim conquest. As a matter of fact, part of Sasanian architecture was adopted by Muslims and became part of Islamic architecture. Almost 1700 years passed from the year which this Sassanid Palace…

Nightsky Glory and Sasanid Era

Sasanian architecture hit a peak in its development during the Sassanid era. In many ways the Sasanian Empire period (224-651 CE) witnessed the highest achievement of Persian civilization, and Organize the last great pre-Islamic Persian Empire before the Muslim conquest. As a matter of fact, part of Sasanian architecture was adopted by Muslims and became part of Islamic architecture. Almost 1700 years passed from the year which this Sassanid Palace…

Saadi Shirazi

Abu-Muhammad Muslih al-Din bin Abdallah Shirazi, better known by his pen-name Saadi was born in the city of Shiraz around 1200. He died around the year 1292 in Shiraz. His father died in Saadi’s early childhood. He completed his early education in Shiraz with the help of his uncle. Later he was sent to study in Baghdad at Nezamiyeh College which was a renowned place of education in the Muslim…

Saint Sarkis Cathedral

You can visit this place during your stay in Tehran. This church was built by the personal expenses of an Armenian-Persian by the name of Markar Sarkisian. After the construction, the Armenian base in Tehran was transferred from the Holy Mary Church to this place. It was designed in Bazylika or Cross-shape form. The exterior walls are covered by white marble stones. We have to confess that it truly has…

Say Hello to Spring

Regarding the migration time of many species in this season, we see the arrival of the first groups of migratory birds to Iran, such as Red-breasted Flycatcher, Little Ringed Plover, Siberian Stonechat, Steppe Gray Shrike, Menetries’s and Sykes’s Warblers, Eurasian Wryneck , … as well as number of Wheatears like Black-eared Wheatear and Fincher's Wheatear  are also visible in the mountains of the great city of Tehran in these days.…

Attar of Nishapur

Attar of Nishapur was a Persian poet, mystic, philosopher and Sufi who is said to have lived between c. 1145 – c. 1221. However, his exact date of birth is not known. He was born in the city of Nishpur which is now the north-east of Iran. He had a great influence on Persian literature and mysticism. His full name was Abu Ḥamid bin Abu Bakr Ibrahim, also known as…

The First Image of a Black Hole

Scientists have obtained the first image of a black hole, using Event Horizon Telescope observations of the center of the galaxy M87. The image shows a bright ring formed as light bends in the intense gravity around a black hole that is 6.5 billion times more massive than the Sun. This long-sought image provides the strongest evidence to date for the existence of supermassive black holes and opens a new…

Iran Visa

Requirements for Iran Visa Travelling to Iran requires visa; unless you are a citizen of Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Bolivia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Malaysia, Egypt or Venezuela. These countries are exempt from applying for Iran visa if they are going to stay less than three months. However, citizens of a few countries cannot enter Iran due to some political issues. For more information you can visit the website of the Ministry…

Bayazid Bastami Tomb

Abu Yazid Ṭayfur bin Isa bin Surushan Basṭami, commonly known as Bayazid Bastami and titled “The King of The Mystics” is the greatest mystic of the third century of the lunar calendar. He is one of the Sufi elders. It is said that after years of exploration and austerity Bayazid returned to Bastam and spent the rest of his life and died in that city. Personally, he didn’t leave any…

Tanbur

Introduction Tanbur is a type of Persian musical instrument or chordophone in which the strings are extended from a long handle to its bowl and is played by the stroke of fingers. It has also been called “Tanbureh”. Today, we can say that it has a longer handle and larger bowl and more bent than Setar musical instrument. Tanbur has mystical and epic features and has been used for playing…