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Homa in Persian Culture

Homa in Persian Culture

Homa, Homay, or Homak is the legendary bird of the East, a relentless creature which is flying all the time and never rests anywhere. It is known as a creature that eats bones and does no harm to anyone. Furthermore, it is a symbol of good will and if it casts shadow on someone that person […]

Peacock in Persian Culture

Symbolic Meaning of Peacock

The symbolic meaning of the Peacock in Persian contexts: Ornaments, Luxury, Pride, Grandeur, Self-absorption, Judgment Day, Life full of love, Royal life, Beauty, Reign, Dignity, Fame, Material pride, Immortality, Being praised by everyone. In legendary and folk beliefs the peacock is the destroyer of the Serpent. So, it is known as the cause of fertility. […]

World Migratory Bird Day

World Migratory Bird Day in Iran

World Migratory Bird Day is and international event that importance of migratory birds has been emphasized to maintain the balance of land, ecosystem and human beings. In order to increase global attention to the issue of the importance of migratory birds, since 2006, the African-Eurasian Water-Migrated Birds Agreements (AEWA) have been naming and hosting the […]

Iran’s Mountaineering and Climbing Destinations

Iran’s Mountaineering and Climbing Destinations

The Alborz and Zagros mountain ranges combine to create an extensive and wrinkled landscape covering much of Iran. You’ll find sport-climbing, big walls, bouldering, trad and aid climbing, easy-access ski resorts, remote ski-touring, ice-climbing, mountaineering, and trekking, and even deep water soloing. You go on any kind of adventure you like in this country. Iran’s Mountain […]

Night Sky

Ancient Night sky

The northwestern edge of Iran boasts the presence of old religious and cultural relics. One of these places is St. Dzor Dzor Monastery, which is also known as St. Mary Church. In fact, the church is the only remnant of the monastery which was destroyed over the past years. Dzor Dzor Church was introduced as […]

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 […]

Iran Astronomy

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 […]

Saadi Shirazi

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 […]

saint sarkis cathedral

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 […]