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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Iran's Cultural Heritage Organization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Iran Cultural Heritage Organization (سازمان میراث فرهنگی) is an educational and research institution overseeing numerous associated museum complexes throughout Iran.
It was established in 1985 by legislation from the Majles merging 11 research and cultural organizations.
Entrance of the National Museum of Iran, the vault is built in the style of Persias Sassanid vaults The National Museum of Iran (in Persian: موزه ایران باستان; Muze-ye Irân-e Bâstân) is an archeological and historical museum located in Tehran.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Iran%27s-Cultural-Heritage-Organization   (564 words)

 Iran Culture
Iran's religiosity is its most striking cultural feature - it pervades all aspects of life.
In Iran, as in all Islamic societies, art favours the non-representational, the derivative and the stylised.
Persian carpets are Iran's most famous cultural export, dating back to the 5th century BC, and are still an integral part of religious and cultural festivals (and the economy).
www.traveldocs.com /ir/culture.htm   (485 words)

 About Iran - Travel, Maps, Flag and Information
Iran (Persian: ايران;) is a Middle Eastern country located in Southwest Asia.
Iran retained its name and its political title was changed to the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Iran's landscape is dominated by rugged mountain ranges that separate various basins or plateaus from one another.
www.canadiancontent.net /profiles/Iran.html   (591 words)

 Persian Association at Tufts- Persian Culture
Iran, with its 65 million inhabitants, is the most populous nation in the Middle East.
It is the governmental, financial, and cultural hub of the country.
Iran's educational system is in many ways both similar and different from the American system.
www.tufts.edu /as/stu-org/persian/irannew.html   (1849 words)

 7000 years of Iran & Iranian History & Culture Heritage Persian History web site persia online Iran history news ...
The prehistoric cultures of Iran are divided in to two main groups: the north and northeastern cultures and the south and southwestern cultures.
The culture of the south and southwest The culture of the south and southwest is known by the name of the Buff Ware culture, because of the particular kind of pottery which it produced.
This pottery first appeared contemporary with the cultures of the Iranian plateau and gradually spread until it came to be found over the whole of the ancient world.
www.iranian.ws /7000   (563 words)

 Polish culture: SHIRIN NESHAT (IRAN / USA), VIDEO
In exploring the political, psychological, sociological, and cultural aspects of this situation, in an unusual manner she transfers the discussion onto the philosophical and poetic plane.
The cultural changes she observed, deriving from the transformation of the former Persia into the Islamic Republic of Iran, moved Neshat deeply.
The groups symbolize, respectively, the world of culture, social principles, tradition, space as a means of control (the fortress) on one hand, and wild, uncontrollable nature (the desert) on the other.
www.culture.pl /en/culture/artykuly/wy_wy_neshat_csw   (1142 words)

 Culture of Iran   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The most visible daily expressions of Iran's brand of fundamentalist Shi'ite Islam are the modest dress code and behavior at mosques.
In Iran, as in all other Islamic societies, art favours the non-representational, the stylized and the derivative.
Iran's most famous cultural export are Persian carpets, dating back to the 5th century BC, and are still an integral part of religious and cultural festivals.
www.iranparadise.com /iran-travel/cultural-travel-iran.htm   (447 words)

 Economy of Iran, Culture of Iran, Iran History, Iran Flag, History of Iran
Iran's population is made up of numerous ethnic groups, the Persian being the largest.
Iran's rich musical tradition is marked by unique vocal styles and rich solo instrumental performance.
Iran Outline Map    Airports in Iran    Country Profile of Iran    Flag of Iran   
www.mapsofworld.com /country-profile/iran1.html   (481 words)

 Iran Eco Travel and Tour
iran travel is a virtual organization that carries out initiatives in the spheres of environment, urban, community, economy and information, and at scales that are effective.
Islamic Republic of Iran has border in the north by the states of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan and the Caspian Sea; to the south by the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf; to the east by Afghanistan and Pakistan; and to the west by Iraq and Turkey.
Iran is about 1/5 the size of the America and nearly as big as Queens land, Australia.
www.iranecotour.com   (1761 words)

 Iran Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
For culture seekers, Iran has magnificent ruins of ancient cities, glorious mosques and mausoleums, and museums so interesting they're bound to leave your feet sore.
Potentially perilous areas in Iran include the western border with Iraq and the eastern border regions with Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Iran used to be called Persia, a name derived (like Farsi) from the name of Fārs province, where the Aryan tribes had settled.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/middle-east/iran   (286 words)

 Iran: A freshman gets a taste of her relatives' culture - Roanoke.com
When Nadya Khalilian and her family traveled to Iran this past summer, they crossed a great barrier of cultures and languages to meet their extended family.
In Iran, she said, "the opposite sex is not allowed to be seen in public together if they're not married to each other or related."
But she said there is one simple reason why she wouldn’t want to live in Iran: "I would have to wear a scarf every day," she said, laughing.
www.roanoke.com /theedge/20961.html   (688 words)

 Iran Daily - Arts & Culture - 04/29/06
He said that Iran has currently hired satellite of US Company to broadcast programs and this is not reliable because they create problem whenever they want citing the example of the disruption of broadcasts by Sahar 2 TV channel sometime ago.
He regretted that necessary steps have not been taken to introduce the history and culture of Iran in Japan in the past 30 years and the Japanese people only became acquainted with Iranian culture through feature films which were screened in Japan and welcomed by the Japanese moviegoers.
Safeguarding cultural ties, fair distribution of facilities and containing migration, forging cultural interaction among the tribes of a region and instilling cultural values in the lives of current and coming generations are among the objectives of the project, he concluded.
www.iran-daily.com /1385/2548/html/art.htm   (1568 words)

 Iran: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
Iran, a Middle Eastern country south of the Caspian Sea and north of the Persian Gulf, is three times the size of Arizona.
Meddling with the Mullahs: an analysis of the Iran and Libya Sanctions Act of 1996.
When Iran conquered the world: long ago a family from the Zagros mountains of Iran conquered the known world and established the Persian......
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107640.html   (1579 words)

 News  Headlines
As to cultural commonalties between the two countries, he called on the officials of the two countries to become more familiar with ways of bolstering cultural exchanges and promoting tourism industry which will lead to exchange of visits between the two nations.
He said that the Islamic Republic of Iran favors independence, security and progress of Iraq, adding that the two countries are expected to raise the current level of economic cooperation given their religious and cultural amity, extensive relationship and their long border line.
Hakim appreciated Iran's support for the political process of Iraq and establishment of the democratic government and briefed the president on political process in the neighboring country.
www.president.ir /eng/ahmadinejad/cronicnews/1385/03/28/index-e.htm   (685 words)

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Despite the complete ban on alcoholic beverages in Iran, the Jewish community is allowed to acquire bottles of wine for the Kiddush prayer.
I explained to him that I was a Jewish visitor to Iran, and I asked his permission to take part in Friday night prayers.
The current delegate is Morris Mutamandar, who is, as far as the Jews I spoke to were aware of, a supporter of the current regime.
www.ynetnews.com /articles/0,7340,L-3101581,00.html   (1250 words)

 Cannabis Culture Forums: Iran Threatens Israel if U.S. Attacks
It will be wiser for Iran to be careful and think of herself more than other nations especially in this period that she has lots of problems with international arena concerning her nuclear activities.
Iran has an uranium enrichment program issue that has been criticized for a long time in international arena, but there is still no positive step taken except of threatening Iran to bring the matter to UN Security Council.
Iran who is defending its rights as an NPT member, persistently says that she will enrich uranium to produce electricity and minimizing her foreign dependency.
www.cannabisculture.com /forums/showflat.php?Number=1241477   (2263 words)

 EurasiaNet Culture
Emblematic of that cultural divide, and symbolic of the mystery that Iran poses for the West, is the chador.
Interestingly, the authors of two recent portraits of Iran today are Western women, journalists both, who found their sex to be an advantage in understanding the society as foreigners.
Even as the people of Iran push at the confines of their closed society, Westerners still see a nation partitioned by a veil.
www.eurasianet.org /eurasianet/departments/culture/articles/eav012401.shtml   (1226 words)

 starbulletin.com | Editorial | /2006/09/17/   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
One of Iran's attractions as a tourist destination is that you can devise an itinerary that generally parallels the chronological narrative of the country's history.
As for Iran's role in world terrorism, it's probably accurate to say that in the early years of the current regime, there was an effort to export the Islamic revolution.
Iran, like most of the Muslim world, works from the premise that Israel is an illegitimate occupier of Palestine that for 60 years has been terrorizing the Palestinians in the name of self-defense.
www.starbulletin.com /2006/09/17/editorial/special.html   (2003 words)

 Persian Arts & Culture & Handicrafts - Iran Defence Forum
According to this theory the art of carpet-weaving in Iran is at least 3500 years old.
The dominance of the Caliphs of Baghdad was followed by a period of no less than two centuries during which some Persian dynasties succeeded in obtaining relative independence and in regaining power over their own land.
The present government in Iran is trying to keep this tradition going on by organising annual seminars on carpets, inviting the curators of all the world's great museums to participate in the seminars which are large scale and well planned.
www.irandefence.net /showthread.php?t=1715   (3393 words)

 Radio Free Iran
Iran looms intractable on America's radar, while the Bush administration casts about for nonmilitary weapons to use against it.
Iran's regime is at its strongest when its leaders are united.
For Iranians of most stripes, the sanctity and salience of their historic culture, and its preeminence among world cultures, is of high importance.
www.weeklystandard.com /Content/Public/Articles/000/000/013/066godfe.asp   (481 words)

 Core 185 A & B (Iran), Spring 2002
Iran is home to one of the oldest civilizations in the world, going back well over 3500 years.
Iran, the home of the Islamic Republic, is associated with the American hostage crisis, Islamic fundamentalism, Shi'i terrorists, and revolution.
The topics will include (but not be limited to): the Pre-Islamic background of Iran, the emergence of an Persianate Islamic civilization, the constructions of Iranian identity as distinct from a central Asian and an Arab one, the importance of Shi’i and Sufi (mystical) understandings of Islam, and the emergence of the Iranian (a.k.a.
classes.colgate.edu /osafi/iransyllabus.htm   (1185 words)

 Iran Cultural Tour and Safari
Iran The history of Iran is a colorful.
Iran is bordered on the north by Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, and the Caspian Sea; on the east by Afghanistan and Pakistan; on the south by the Gulf of Oman, the Strait of Hormuz, and the Persian Gulf; and on the west by Iraq and Turkey.
Iran An independent travel guide this travel guide to Iran is intended to show foreign would-be travelers and residents what Iran is really like, unbiased by glossy brochures or homepages by Iranian authorities or individuals.
www.iranjasminco.com   (607 words)

 Culture and Customs of Iran — www.greenwood.com
Description: Iran is often a hotspot in the news, and the Muslim state is usually negatively portrayed in the West.
Culture and Customs of Iran rejects facile stereotyping and presents the rich, age-old Persian culture that struggles with pressures of the modern world.
This is the first volume in English to reveal the important sociocultural facets of Iran today for a general audience in an objective fashion.
www.greenwood.com /catalog/GR2053.aspx   (136 words)

 Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL): Lari talks about differences in culture and Iranian post-revolution environment
Lari said in Iran, family members eat and sleep a lot and food is served on the floor on a long tablecloth.
Lari described the south of Iran as dry and hot with average temperatures of 117 degrees and the north as beautiful because of the greenery, mountains and the Caspian Sea.
She also said Iran is the only Islamic Republic in the Middle East.
www.lanl.gov /news/index.php/fuseaction/home.story/story_id/4925   (876 words)

 BBC NEWS | Middle East | Iran lifts CNN ban after apology
Iran has reversed a ban on CNN, a day after the US network was banned for mistranslating a presidential speech.
On Monday, the Iranian culture ministry said no journalist from CNN would be allowed into Iran.
Iran insists its nuclear programme is for producing energy, not weapons.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/middle_east/4617754.stm   (357 words)

 Iran Jasmin Cultural Tour and Safari   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Iran cultural tour and safari which can provide you a tour to Tehran and other cities of Iran.
In addition to its wealth of history and civilization, Iran is a rich country with regard to its diversity in geographical and cultural make up and also with regard to the abundance of its natural resource of oil tours.
Iran cultural Although in the West this has been traditionally known as Persian culture, the inhabitants of the country have long called it Iran and themselves Iranians, rather than Persians.
www.iranjasminco.com /about_iran_jasminco.htm   (798 words)

 Travel in Tehran - Iran - Culture - WorldTravelGate.net®-
Turkey and Iraq neighbour Iran in the west, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Turkmensitan Republics in the north, and Afghanistan and Pakestan in the east.
Iran has access to the warm and pleasant waters of the Persian Golf and the Oman Sea through a 1,880 km long coastal strip which extends from the Arvand river by th eIraqi border to the Strait of Homoz- and thereafter, to the Indain Ocean vai Oamn Sea.
A 630 km long strip by the Caspian Sea in the north expose Iran to an overall 2,500 km of coastlines.
www.mideasttravelling.net /iran/tehran/tehran_culture.htm   (283 words)

 Iran's Culture Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism - Iran tours, hotels, Visit Iran, Travel to Iran, tourism & travel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Travel to Iran with Irpedia and experience what Iran has to offer with Irpedia's Iran travel and vacation guide.
Due to the distorting of reality about the true history of Iran in ancient time in film 300, which raises oppositions all over the world, Iran’s representative in UNESCO in a letter asked for condemning Warner Brother Company for screening this film.
Cultural Heritage News Agency introduced as the best selected news agency in the year 1385 (Iranian calendar) by web magazine of “Haft Sang”.
www.irpedia.com   (507 words)

President Mahmoud Ahmadi Nezhad is implementing the hardest of hardline ideological tendencies in the cultural arena, consistent with his belief that his administration should prepare the country for the reappearance of the hidden imam (who is now more than a thousand years old).
In Iran’s universities, this would mean making fundamental modifications to the content of textbooks to make them compatible with religious tradition; erasing Western culture from textbooks; and forcing women to study in their native cities in order to maintain their morals by being in the family home.
Not only is Ahmadi Nezhad devoting an enormous part of the cultural budget to reconstruction of mosques or religious-economic enterprises such as the Imam Reza Shrine in Mashhad—perhaps the richest economic enterprise in Iran—and religious institutions in Qom, he is increasing the influence of seminaries at the expense of universities.
www.iran-press-service.com /ips/articles-2005/november-2005/culture_crackdown_261105.shtml   (1282 words)

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