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Urmia or Orumieh ارومیه

[ad#imapnov08] Urmia or Orumieh (Persian: ارومیه, Orumieh; during the majority of the Pahlavi Dynasty (1925–1979) called Persian: رضائیه, Rezaiyeh), (37°32′58″N 45°4′11″E) is the capital of the West Azerbaijan Province, a district and a city located in northwestern Iran. It is…

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Ancient Cylinder Seal Unearthed in Northern Iran

[ad#imapnov08] Iranian archeologists have unearthed an ancient cylinder seal dating to at least 3,500 years ago in Iran's northern Mazandaran Province. Archeological excavations at the Kelar Mound in the north of Iran have resulted in the discovery of a cylinder…

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Pre-Parthian Underground City Discovered in Hamedan

[ad#imapnov08] Hamadan Province in western Iran has yielded an underground city, which is believed by archeologists to date back to pre-Parthian eras. Archeologists found 25 of the underground citys rooms, halls and corridors in a 4-meter-deep site in Samen located…

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Zoroastrians Observe Sadeh Festival in Iran

[ad#imapnov08] Irans Zoroastrian community held the Jashn-e-Sadeh Festival for celebrating the discovery of fire on the 10th of the Iranian month of Bahman (Jan. 29). Considered one of the biggest Persian festivities in ancient times, Jashn-e-Sadeh (also known as the…

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Parthian Jar Burials Near Persian Gulf Coast

[ad#imapnov08] An Iranian archaeological team has recently discovered ten Parthian era jar burials at the Nakhl-e Ebrahim site in Hormuzgan Province. The burials were unearthed during the second season of excavations carried out to save artifacts and information from the…

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5 years passed of the devastating earthquake at Bam, Iran

The devastating earthquake at Bam, Iran on December 26, 2003 killed more than 43,000 people injured 20,000 and left 60,000 homeless. The magnitude 6.5 earthquake destroyed the town and the 2000-year-old Arg-e-Bam citadel - one of Iran's major tourist attractions.…

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