Friday , 12 August 2022


US’ Smithsonian Institution Celebrated the History of Ancient Persian Capital – On September 15, 2018, for the first time in the United States, the Smithsonian Institution celebrated the history of the ancient capital of Persia Ctesiphon (Tisfun). Located on the eastern bank of the Tigris River near present-day Baghdad, Ctesiphon served as a royal capital of the Persian Empire in the Parthian and Sasanian eras for over eight hundred years.

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Kiarostami to Panahi: photographs by Iranian film-makers – in pictures

theguardian -Despite facing censorship, house arrest and exile, directors such as Jafar Panahi and the late Abbas Kiarostami kept Iran at the forefront of world cinema. Here is a selection of their photographs, alongside those of compatriots Nasser Taghvai, Kamran Shirdel, Majid Barzegar, Ebrahim Golestan and cinematographer Seifollah Samadian.

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