Category Archives: Irán

Picture of the day for August 21, 2017

Wikipedia picture of the day on August 21, 2017: View of the rich ceiling of the interior courtyard of the Borujerdi House, a historic house located in Kashan, Iran. The house dates from 1857 and was constructed by architect Ustad Ali Maryam for a wealthy merchant as proof of love to his wife. http://ift.tt/2xgFtfv
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Picture of the day for August 10, 2017

Wikipedia picture of the day on August 10, 2017: View of the rich ceiling of the Vank Cathedral in Isfahan, possibly the most impressive christian temple in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The construction of the Armenian Apostolic church, formaly known as Holy Savior Cathedral, began in 1606 and was finished between 1655 and 1664. The temple was dedicated to the hundreds of thousands of Armenian deportees that were resettled by Shah Abbas I during the Ottoman War of 1603-1618. http://ift.tt/2vnG1Rf

Picture of the day for August 2, 2017

Wikipedia picture of the day on August 2, 2017: Alley of the Bazaar in Arg-e Bam, or, Bam Citadel, the largest adobe building in the world and an UNESCO world heritage site, located in Bam, Kerman Province, southeastern Iran. The origin of this enormous citadel on the Silk Road can be traced back to the Achaemenid Empire (6th-4th centuries BC) and even beyond. The citadel was destroyed by the devastating 2003 Bam earthquake that cost over 26,000 lives and is being reconstructed since then. http://ift.tt/2f6S411

Picture of the day for July 31, 2017

Wikipedia picture of the day on July 31, 2017: Golestan Palace is the former royal Qajar complex in Iran’s capital city, Tehran. The UNESCO World Heritage Site belongs to a group of royal buildings that were once enclosed within the mud-thatched walls of Tehran’s arg (“citadel”) and is one of the oldest of the historic monuments in the city. http://ift.tt/2vcSuZL

Picture of the day for July 25, 2017

Wikipedia picture of the day on July 25, 2017: Vault ceiling of the entrance to the Ganjali Bathhouse, built in 1631 and part of a building complex, located in the old center of city of Kerman, Iran. The frescos are painted with ornaments of the Safavid era. http://ift.tt/2tx11mN

Picture of the day for July 17, 2017

Wikipedia picture of the day on July 17, 2017: Bottom view of the iwan of the main entrance to the Jameh Mosque of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran. The mosque, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is one of the oldest still standing buildings in Iran and it has been continuously changed its architecture since it was erected in 771 until the 20th century. http://ift.tt/2utyTEx