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Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, a country in Western Asia, comprising a land area of 1,648,195 km2, it is the second-largest nation in the Middle East and the 18th-largest in the world; with 78.4 million inhabitants, Iran is the world's 17th most populous nation.
The history of Persia goes back some three thousand years. Indeed, modern Iran is regarded as one of the cradles of civilization. For three thousand years the land was ruled by various dynasties, indigenous as well as Greek, Arab, Mongol and Turkish. Their traces and their influence can be traced in the rich cultural heritage of this remarkable region. Iran is home to one of the world's oldest civilizations, beginning with the formation of the Proto-Elamite and Elamite kingdom in 3200–2800 BCE.
Multicultural nations comprising numerous ethnic and linguistic groups, most inhabitants are Shi'ites, the Iranian rial is its currency, and Persian is the official language.

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Beautiful Iran10

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  2. 2. Achaemenid Vessel Handle Iran, 4th c. BCE It is made of Silver, partially Gold and the Original Size is 27 x 15 x 10 cm Musée du Louvre
  3. 3. Musée du Louvre
  4. 4. Isfahan Shah Abbasi Hotel
  5. 5. Isfahan Hammam-e Ali Gholi Agha water-tab Kashan Khan historical bathroom
  6. 6. Kashan Imamzadeh Helal Ibn Ali ©Afshin Bakhtiar Badrud Imamzadeh Agha Ali Abbas ©mojtaba akbari
  7. 7. Kashan Emamzadeh Ebrahim Tomb
  8. 8. Old bazaar in the center of the city of Kashan The most stunning feature of the bazaar is its absolutely stunning ceiling
  9. 9. Kashan bazaar has a famous architecture, especially at its Timche-ye Amin od-Dowleh section, where a grand light well was built in the 19th century.
  10. 10. The bazaar is still in use and is a few miles in total length. In the bazaar's complex beside the main bazaars, there are several mosques, tombs, caravanserais, arcades, baths, and water reservoirs that each were constructed in a different period.
  11. 11. Ceiling of the old bazaar in the center of the city of Kashan
  12. 12. Kerman Bagh-e-Shahzdeh (meaning Prince’s Garden)
  13. 13. Kerman Bagh-e-Shahzdeh
  14. 14. Kerman Bagh-e-Shahzdeh
  15. 15. Star-shaped tile with camel Shrine of Habakkuk in Toyserkan
  16. 16. Maragha Gunbad-i Qabud, 12century
  17. 17. Maragha Gunbad-i Qabud, 12century ©Prof. Richard T. Mortel
  18. 18. Maragha Statue of Anahita Statue of Anahita by Raheleh Filsoofi
  19. 19. Maragha Statue of Anahita
  20. 20. Anahita
  21. 21. 4th-6th century silver and gilt Sassanian vessel, assumed to be depicting Anahita Cleveland Museum of Art Anahita Dish, 400-600 AD, Sasanian dynasty, silver and gilt Cleveland Museum of Art
  22. 22. Sassanian vessel Simorq Persian Mythical Bird and Anahita on Simorq's back, flies the skies of Persia Achemid Stone Capital from Darius I`s palace at Susa Musée du Louvre
  23. 23. It is typical of Achaemenid art in combining elements taken from different civilizations to form a coherent stylistic ensemble This colossal capital from one of the thirty-six monumental columns which supported the roof of the apadana at Susa is evidence of an architectural tradition purely Iranian
  24. 24. Achemid Stone Capital with Kneeling Bull Protomes and double volutes from Apadana (reception hall) of Darius I, Susa Musée du Louvre
  25. 25. Frieze of Lions from Darius I`s palace at Susa Musée du Louvre
  26. 26. Frieze of Archers from Darius I`s palace at Susa Musée du Louvre Darius I "the Great" (549- 486 BCE) was a king of Persia who ruled for 35 years
  27. 27. Frieze of Archers from Darius I`s palace at Susa Musée du Louvre Persian Griffin from Darius I`s palace at Susa
  28. 28. Glazed brick come from the palace of Darius I at Susa Musée du Louvre
  29. 29. Homa Persian Mythical Bird Persepolis
  30. 30. Persepolis was the capital of the mighty ancient Persian Empire. It was a beautiful city, adorned with precious artworks of which unfortunately very little survives today. When Alexander the Great conquered the city, he gave orders to the Macedonians to destroy it, in the similar fashion as they had already done in with Thebes when Greece was conquered. The palace of the Persian Achaemenid kings was burned, the city was looted and its citizens massacred, in one of the most brutal and savage acts in history PersianHorsefromPersepolis
  31. 31. Most of the sculptures were also destroyed and what remains is very little that still testifies of the great artistic abilities of the ancient Persians. The Persian Horse is one such proof of the greatness of the ancient Persian art. This is a hand carved sculpture of an ancient Persian horse, one of the many that once decorated the palaces of the Persian "kings of the kings". It was first carved in clay, and then it was produced in cast stone. Sassanid era horse head found in Kerman Musée du Louvre
  32. 32. Tehran Bronze plate, Reza Abbasi Museum © Rama Arya
  33. 33. The Shapur Plate was produced during the fourth century CE for Shapur II, the Sasanian king Smithsonian Museum Sassanian Silver Gilt Plate The Miho Museum Kyoto, Japan
  34. 34. Sasanian plate with king hunting rams - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  35. 35. Kashan The Tabatabei traditional house (also known as Khaneh Tabatabaei ha or Khan-e Tabatabei) © Gul Chotrani
  36. 36. Isfahan A banquet of song and dance Hasht Behesht palace
  37. 37. Isfahan A banquet of song and dance Hasht Behesht palace
  38. 38. Isfahan A banquet of song and dance Hasht Behesht palace
  39. 39. Isfahan, Painted muqarnas ceiling, Hasht Behesht (Eight Paradises)
  40. 40. Kermanshah The mourning place and Hossainieh of Moavenol Molk (Tekiyeye Moavenol Molk)
  41. 41. Kermanshah Ahuramazda, ceramic panels from the Tekkieh of Mo'aven ol-Molk, the mourning place and Hossainieh of Moavenol Molk
  42. 42. IsfahanMinaret,IranphotofromNationalGeographicMagazine1958
  43. 43. MashhadImamRezashrine
  44. 44. MashhadImamRezashrine
  45. 45. Tehran ornate inscription inside the women's mosque, in the heart of the Grand Bazaar
  46. 46. Arg-é Bam (Bam Citadel) in Bam, Iran, built before 500BC
  47. 47. Text and pictures: Internet Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Presentation: Sanda Foişoreanu Sound: Parisa - Tasnif, Avaz & Saz