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IRAN The Land OF Myths

!!!I luFf mah IRAN!!!

Oh Iran, oh bejeweled land
Oh, your soil is the wellspring of the arts
Far from you may the thoughts of evil
May you remain lasting and eternal

Oh, enemy if you are of stone I am of iron
May my life be sacrificed for my pure motherland
Your love is my calling
My thoughts are never far from You
In your cause, when do our lives have value?
May the land of our Iran be eternal

btw:that photo is Damavand Peak

Iran welcomes you, though you are a stranger to our beautiful country...
The national culture and beliefs of a nation are the foundation of the history of that nation. Iranian culture and beliefs have been the cradle of the world's greatest civilizations...
Heir to this great national history and also its origin are the Iranian people, ingenious, inventive and diligent.

We invite you to visit the highlights of Iran's ancient history and culture and to discover its remarkable geographical variety.

btw: the picture is Dam mountains

Arg-e Bam
Arg-é Bam, before the 2003 earthquake

Located in southeastern Iran, the ancient city of Arg-e-Bam is made entirely of mud bricks, clay, straw and the trunks of palm trees. The city was originally founded during the Sassanian period (224-637 AD) and while some of the surviving structures date from before the 12th century, most of what remains was built during the Safavid period (1502-1722). During Safavid times, the city occupied six square kilometers, was surrounded by a rampart with 38 towers, and had between 9000 and 13,000 inhabitants. Bam prospered because of pilgrims visiting its Zoroastrian fire temple (dating to early Sassanian times) and as a commercial and trading center on the famous Silk Road. Upon the site of the Zoroastrian temple the Jame Mosque was built during the Saffarian period (866-903 AD)Bam declined in importance following an invasion by Afghans in 1722 and another by invaders from the region of Shiraz in 1810. The city was used as a barracks for the army until 1932 and then completely abandoned. Intensive restoration work began in 1953 and continued till the earthquake


This is the ancient city Persepolis In Iran(Shiraz city), burnt down by Alexander the Great in revenge for the repeated ravages in the Athenian Acropolis and for the numerous invasions of Persians to Greece.I'll show you much more picture of our Persepolis

Ancient texts

Ancient texts found in Persepolis.The relevant passages from ancient scholars on the subject are set out below:

(1)Persepolis was the capital of the Persian kingdom. Alexander described it to the Macedonians as the most hateful of the cities of Asia, and gave it over to his soldiers to plunder, all but the palaces. (2)It was the richest city under the sun and the private houses had been furnished with every sort of wealth over the years. The Macedonians raced into it slaughtering all the men whom they met and plundering the residences; many of the houses belonged to the common people and were abundantly supplied with furniture and wearing apparel of every kind….

Apadana Palace

Darius the Great built the greatest and most glorious palace at Persepolis in the western side. This palace was named Apadana. The Walls were tiled and decorated with pictures of lions, bulls, and flowers.Darius ordered his name and the details of his empire to be written in gold and silver on plates, and to place them in covered stone boxes in the foundations under the Four Corners of the palace.


The Throne Hall
Next to the Apadana, second largest building of the Terrace and the final edifices, is the Throne Hall or the Imperial Army's hall of honour (also called the "Hundred-Columns Palace).

Scene from Persian mythology in Apadana Hall: Angra Mainyu kills the primeval bull, whose seed is rescued by Mah, the moon, as the source for all other animals.

One of the Most bueautifull city in Iran and Iran's third largest city.It is famous for its Islamic architecture, with many beautiful boulevards, covered bridges, palaces, mosques, and minarets. This led to the Persian proverb "Esfahân nesf-e jahân ast" : "Esfahan is half of the world" Let me show you some picS of thiS wonderful city

btw: the picture is Naghsh-i Jahan Square, Isfahan.


Chehel Sotoun
charming pavilion in the middle of a park at the far end of a long pool, in Isfahan, Iran, built by Shah Abbas II to be used for the Shah's entertainment and receptions. In this palace, Shah Abbas II and his successors would receive dignitaries and ambassadors, either on the terrace or in one of the stately reception halls.


Islamic Era
Esfahan fell, temporarily, under the rule of Arabs until the Abbasid era.In the 10th century, under the Buwayhid Dynasty, Esfahan regained its importance.Esfahan was one of the most thriving and important cities of the world. The famous Persian philosopher Avicenna lived and taught there in the 11th century
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