Posts Tagged ‘persian’

Taq Kasra, Persian masterpiece of architecture in Iraq, to be restored

Taq Kasra, Persian masterpiece of architecture in Iraq, to be restored – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Iraq’s Minister of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities Hassan Nazim has said urgent restoration work is due to commence on Taq Kasra.  Located near Baghdad, the ancient Persian masterpiece of architecture was partly collapsed last year, prompting criticism from many Iranian supporters of […]

Swiss writer Barbara Schibli’s “Lichen” appears in Persian

Swiss writer Barbara Schibli’s “Lichen” appears in Persian – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – A Persian translation of Swiss writer Barbara Schibli’s debut novel “Lichen” (“Flechen”) has recently been published in Tehran.  Ketabe Kucheh is the publisher of the book rendered into Persian by Manijeh Nasiri. In this novel, Schibli portrays a woman looking for her place […]

How India lost its way in Persian Gulf

“India gets booted out, by Iran, of Farzad-B gas field in Persian Gulf… India’s ONGC Videsh Ltd had discovered it way back in 2008.” India began to identify itself with the countries of the anti-Iran regional front that the former US President Donald Trump was sponsoring, involving Israel, Saudi Arabia and the UAE…and with Washington’s […]

The Roots Of Catoptromancy in Ancient Persian and Central American Sources

“Thus television… has a prehistory in the domain of oriental folk-lore ,” wrote Berthold Laufer in 1928 in an article with the delightful title, The Prehistory of Television .  Television was quite new even in the period in which Laufer was writing, but he was keen enough to see that this new technology had a […]

The Tamam Shud Enigma: Australian Cold Case with Ancient Persian Connection Re-Opens!

On December 1, 1948, authorities were called to Somerton beach in Adelaide, South Australia. A dead body had been found. Little did police realize they were about to encounter what is now considered one of Australia’s most profound mysteries, with connections to the ancient world. They found his cold body on the sand, slumped at […]

The Persian Gulf and Erdogan’s Agenda

Judging by the reaction of the Arab media, the fuss about restoring cordial relations between Turkey and the Persian Gulf countries is gradually subsiding. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed “regret” that Saudi transport planes and six F-15 fighter jets were sent to Crete to participate in a joint exercise with the Greek Air Force. […]

Mummy Cold Case: Tracing the Identity of the Mystery ‘Persian Princess’

This story details a cold case like no other. It occurred after the discovery of a mummy that was alleged to be an ancient Persian Princess. It ultimately led archaeological investigators on a wild journey of intrigue, deceit, and controversy. It all started in the year 2000 in Pakistan when police learned of a Karachi man attempting […]

Persian handicrafts: traditional skill of making rings

TEHRAN – For millennia, metalworking is practiced in the Iranian plateau. And traditional ring making is amongst those.  There are different opinions regarding the history of wearing rings but what is certain is that the habit of wearing belongs to ancient times.  It seems that Egyptians were the first nation to make rings, but according […]

5 features that make Persian an easy language to learn

Persian (or Farsi) is an Indo-European language spoken by around 100 million people around the world. You may have heard of this language or even thought about learning it. However, because it uses an Arabic script, it looks very intimidating and difficult to learn. In this post, I am going to take you through 5 […]

“Our Man in Tehran” by Robert Wright published in Persian 

TEHRAN – A Persian translation of Robert Wright’s “Our Man in Tehran” has recently been published by Amirkabir Publications in Tehran.  “Our Man in Tehran: The True Story Behind the Secret Mission to Save Six Americans during the Iran Hostage Crisis and the Foreign Ambassador Who Worked with the CIA to Bring Them Home” has […]

Ahmet Altan’s “Dying is Easier than Loving” appears in Persian 

TEHRAN – A Persian translation of Turkish author Ahmet Altan’s “Dying is Easier than Loving” has recently been published by Now Publications in Tehran.  The book has been translated into Persian by Alireza Seifeddini. In this story, a car stopped in front of the casino, Nizam rushed out of the car, ran into the casino, […]

WATCH: Persian Jews Speak Out Against Iranian Gov’t

Several Persian Jews in the United States spoke out against the Iranian government in a February 10. A newly formed group called Iranian Americans for Liberty produced the video; the group aims to bring human rights and freedom to Iran. The video begins with a man named Simon in Beverly Hills stating, “I am a […]

New Persian translation of Ali Smith’s “Autumn” released

TEHRAN – A new Persian translation of Scottish author Ali Smith’s 2016 novel “Autumn” has recently been published in Tehran. Ruzbehan is the publisher of the book translated into Persian by Armin Kazemian. “Autumn” is about Daniel Gluck, a 101-year-old former songwriter, who lies asleep and dreaming in his care home. He is regularly visited […]

Centuries-old Persian carpets, paintings added to national heritage list

TEHRAN – A total of 25 handmade rugs and carpets along with three oil paintings have been added to Iran’s cultural heritage list. “Variety in texture, colors and patterns as the characteristics of these [handwoven] carpets, which date back to the 10th century AH, the 13th century AH, and the 14th century AH,” said Parham […]

Finally, a Persian Version of “Goodnight Moon”

“Goodnight Moon,” the 1947 classic written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd, was one of the first children’s books I bought when I became a mother. My kids loved (and still love) the simple characters and sentiments and how the pages take readers on a bedtime tour from the macro (a bunny […]

Oriental Institute and its Persian expeditions in 1930s

TEHRAN — During the winter of 1930-31, the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago organized a Persian Expedition to conduct excavations in the largely unexplored mountainous regions east and southeast of the Mesopotamian plain. Source 00

Iran holds naval parade in Persian Gulf

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Posted on January 9, 2021 by martyrashrakat South Front 08.01.2021  On January 8, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) unveiled an underground missile base located on the Persian Gulf coast, in the province of Hormozgan.IRGC Commander-in-Chief Major General Hossein Salami and the guards’ Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Reza Tangsiri attended the unveiling ceremony. A […]

IRGC unveils new underground missile base on Persian Gulf coast

TEHRAN – Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps unveiled a new underground missile city on the Persian Gulf’s coast during a visit by IRGC Chief Commander Major General Hossein Salami and IRGC Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Reza Tangsiri. Speaking at the missile city, General Salami said the IRGC Navy’s strategic missiles and their launchers are […]

IRGC chief: Iran adamant on security of Persian Gulf 

TEHRAN – Major General Hossein Salami, the commander of the IRGC, said on Wednesday that Iran is quite firm on the security of the Persian Gulf and advised the enemies not to make a miscalculation because Iran’s armed forces have upgraded their military tactics. “We have rolled up our sleeves for the security of Persian […]

Iran’s oil reserves in Persian Gulf increase

TEHRAN – Recent studies on the reservoirs of four Iranian oil fields in the Persian Gulf have shown that the estimations of the in-place oil in these fields have increased by more than 740 million barrels, Shana reported. Based on the Fast Track studies carried out by the Iranian Offshore Oil Company (IOOC) on Hendijan, […]

USS Nimitz remains in Persian Gulf ‘due to Iran threats against Trump,’ Pentagon announces days after sending warship home

Just three days after announcing that the USS Nimitz was leaving the Persian Gulf, the Pentagon has reversed the decision, saying the warship would remain in the Middle East due to Iranian ‘threats’ against President Donald Trump. The order to continue the mission was given on Sunday by Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller, who […]

Iraq dismantles mine on tanker in Persian Gulf

BAGHDAD — Iraq’s military on Saturday said explosives experts with its naval forces successfully dismantled a mine that was discovered stuck to an oil tanker in the Persian Gulf two days earlier. The statement said Iraqi authorities have opened an investigation into the incident. No group has claimed responsibility for placing the mine. The announcement […]

Amid Fears of Escalation, Iran Puts Maritime Forces in Persian Gulf on Higher Alert: Report

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks a news conference, in Tehran, Iran, Aug. 5, 2019. Photo: Nazanin Tabatabaee / WANA (West Asia News Agency) via Reuters. Iranian maritime forces in the Persian Gulf have raised readiness levels in recent days, CNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr tweeted Friday, citing a US official. “Not clear if […]

Persian writer’s new poetry collections feature teenage concerns  

TEHRAN – Iranian writer Kamal Shafiei has said that his latest two poetry collections feature concerns of the teenage years. The Gooya House of Culture and Art has recently released his new collection, “If Trees Could Walk”. “The collection contains 30 new poems and a selection of works I had composed long ago,” Shafiei told […]

Qatar calls for dialogue between Iran and Persian Gulf Arab states

TEHRAN – Mohammad bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, the deputy prime minister and foreign minister of Qatar, has called for dialogue between Iran and the neighboring Arab states to deescalate tensions in the region. The Qatari foreign minister, who is on an official visit to Russia, said he discussed with the Russian officials a variety of […]

Army chief: We can turn Persian Gulf into ‘sea of unity’

TEHRAN – The commander of the Army has issued a statement on Wednesday saying with the involvement of neighbors Iran is able to turn the Persian Gulf into the “sea of unity and power of the Islamic community”. Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi issued the statement on Navy Day. “The sea is calm for the great […]

Cast Iron Evidence Of Ancient Persian Chromium Steel Production

Scientists discover evidence of chromium production in ancient Persia, but historians at Sheffield in England defend the cities claim to having ‘invented’ the super-steel. To many younger readers “Chromium code” is a free and open-source software project from Google, similar to the widely known Chrome browser, that most competing browsers are also based on, including […]

It’s better for U.S. forces to come to Persian Gulf to be within our reach: IRGC deputy chief

Source September 23, 2020 – 19:54 TEHRAN – While the U.S. describes the deployment of its aircraft career to the Persian Gulf region as a show of force aimed at deterring Iran, a senior Iranian military official has welcomed the deployment of American troops to the region, saying they will be within Iran’s reach. “It […]

Mithras, the Persian God Championed by the Roman Army

Mithras the god originated in the east, in Persia (modern day Iran) where he was first worshipped. When soldiers of the Roman Empire came back to the West they brought this cult with them and in time his cult worship spread throughout the Roman Empire, not only with the soldiers but also by the merchants […]

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