Thursday , 23 September 2021


Iran Celebrates National Day Of Poet Sadi

PayvandNews – Persian literature aficionados and literati from across Iran came together at the mausoleum of Persian poet Sadi in Shiraz on Sunday to celebrate Sadi National Day. Sadi(artwork by Bozorgmehr Hosseinpur) The director of the Center for the Study of Sadi, Kurosh Kamali Sarvestani, delivered a speech, which was followed by recitations from Sadi’s poetry.Sadi enthusiasts also visited exhibits of …

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Monir Farmanfarmaian, Prominent Iranian Artist, Dies At 97

VOA – Prominent Iranian artist Monir Farmanfarmaian has died in her home in Tehran at the age of 97, the semiofficial ISNA news agency reported Sunday.Farmanfarmaian, known for her mirror mosaics and reverse glass paintings, had her first solo exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York in 2015.The Monir Museum, devoted to her life and work, opened in the …

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Hit movie pulled from Iran’s theaters

Al-Monitor – A supervisory body affiliated with Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance has imposed a sudden ban on “Rahman 1400,” a satirical movie that has achieved extraordinary box office success in the past few weeks. The decision was made after the ministry found the movie in breach of common censorship rules that include strict script-vetting procedures.  In a series of witty …

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Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, A World Heritage Site, Unaffected By Flooding

PayvandN\ews – Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, a UNESCO-registered ensemble in southwest Iran which is known as a ‘masterpiece of creative genius’, has not been affected by flash floods and heavy rainfall that stroke almost all of the country in the past weeks. “Fortunately, up to the moment, no major damage has been caused to the World Heritage site of Shushtar …

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Star Streets: Tehran to name places after contemporary artists

IRNA – Tehran City Council wants to name the Iranian capital’s streets after the contemporary artists who have won the hearts and minds of their nation. The Iranians believe he who dies only his body leaves this world, but his memory will remain alive and Tehran City Council is planning to take this belief to another level. The city councilors …

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Iranian press review: Beauty boom busts US sanctions

middleeasteye – Iran’s cosmetic products market was valued $2.7 billion in 2018, with over half of the products being smuggled into the country, according to ISNA news agency. With a population of 81 million, Iran has the second highest consumption rate of cosmetic products in the Middle East after Saudi Arabia – a ranking unaffected by the US sanctions and …

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Jafar Panahi’s “3 Faces” opens in U.S. theaters

PayvandNews – “3 Faces,” a film by renowned Iranian director Jafar Panahi, opens today at select theaters in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Encino and Hartford with screenings in other cities to come. 3 Faces Iranian director Jafar Panahi’s fourth completed feature since he was officially banned from filmmaking is one of his very best. Panahi begins with a smartphone video …

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Floods Threaten Iran’s Ancient Relics As Cracks On Historic Walls Widen

Some of Iran’s age-old cultural heritage sites have been reportedly damaged as a result of heavy rainfall and extreme weather during recent days. Reports from Iran say some ancient relics have also been affected by floods in various parts of Iran. Mohamad Hossein Talebian, deputy chairman of Iran’s Cultural Heritage Organization (CHO), told reporters on Wednesday March 27 “cracks on …

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Taq Kasra, A Sasanian-Era Persian Monument, Partially Collapses

PayvandNews – On 7 March 2019, parts of Taq Kasra collapsed only two years after the completion of a conservation operation by Avers. The Czech firm had been commissioned by the Iraqi Ministry of Culture. Taq Kasra, also known as the Arch of Ctesiphon, is the world’s largest brick vault and the symbol of the Persian Empire in the Sasanian era (224-651 …

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