Wednesday , 25 May 2022

Culture

Qeshm Island in Persian Gulf to host Global Geoparks Network workshop in 2017

PayvandNews – The Iranian island of Qeshm in Persian Gulf will play host to Global Geoparks Network Workshop for Middle East Region, which will be held from April 24 to 26, 2017. map of Qeshm Geopark Founded in 2004 as an international partnership developed under the umbrella of UNESCO, the GGN seeks to promote professional management of global geoparks and …

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PHOTOS: Shahzadeh Garden, A Jewel In The Desert

PayvandNews – The historical Shazdeh (Prince) Garden is located in the Kerman desert near Mahan.  The Garden is a fine example of Persian gardens that take advantage of suitable natural climate.  This magnificent garden known as “a corner in heaven” has been registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage List as one of the masterpieces of traditional gardens. Photos by Mohsen Rajabpour, Mehr News Agency & Abouzar Ahmadizadeh, Islamic Republic …

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Women’s Leadership in Iran: a Panel Discussion.

Radiozamaneh – Mansoureh Shojaee a leading Iranian feminist author and activist, Masih Alinejad, journalist and writer and trouble maker for the Islamic Republic of Iran and Saghar Qyasi feminist researcher joined Naemeh Doustar, Zamaneh Media’s women’s section editor to talk about challenges to women’s leadership in Iran. On the occasion of Zamaneh Media’s 10th anniversary these women, who all have …

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Briefing: Iran’s Fashion Industry is the Latest Victim of Khamenei’s War on Western Culture

Iranhumanrights.org – Iran’s Brain Drain Spreads to Fashion Sector as Professionals Emigrate to Escape Raids and Arrests In the latest attack on the Islamic Republic’s growing fashion sector, a court in Shiraz sentenced 12 industry professionals in December 2016 to prison terms ranging from five months to six years. An investigation by the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has …

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UNESCO approves Noruz collective feast of 12 nations

PayvandNews – The celebration of Noruz, the New Year shared by 12 countries, was inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO on Wednesday. Noruz marks the beginning of spring across a vast geographical area. It is celebrated on March 21st every year. The decision was made during the 11th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for …

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U.S. National Board of Review names “The Salesman” best foreign-language films

PayvandNews – The National Board of Review (NBR) in New York has picked Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s drama “The Salesman” as best foreign-language film. The movie, which won Farhadi the award for best screenplay and the Palme d’Or for best actor for Shahab Hosseini at the Cannes Film Festival this year, is Iran’s submission to the 89th Academy Awards in …

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Gold cup tells of rich Persian craftsmanship in Iron Age

PayvandNews – This exquisite Persian (Iranian) artwork which dates back to the early 1st millennium BC boldly reveals the skills accomplished Persian goldsmiths possessed during the Iron Age II. The artwork is being kept at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Cup with a frieze of gazelles The information provided by the museum about this artwork: Period: Iron …

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Stairway to Heaven: Iranian Artist’s Mural Turns Heads

VOA – In a canyon walled by drab gray and brown high-rises, a ragged line of men, women and children hold red helium balloons, ascending a staircase that ends in a spiral at an opening in the roof, where a single giant balloon slips into the blue sky. Two people at the top lift their heads in wonder. Seen by …

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Lut Desert provides tourism development opportunity: Iranian Official

PayvandNews – The Lut Desert, one of the two deserts dominating the landscape of eastern Iran, has got what it takes to lure travelers considering its geological uniqueness. Inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List, the scorching Lut, is a mix of sand and salt. Its calming silence is also amazingly attractive. Dasht-e Lut “The Lut Desert provides a suitable prospect …

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