Iranian Art

Iranian woman nominated for Global Teacher Prize 2021

TEHRAN – Soraya Motaharnia, an Iranian teacher, has been ranked among the top 10 nominees for the Global Teacher Prize 2021. Motaharnia, an outstanding teacher of mathematics, Persian language, art, science and theology, has been praised in Iran for helping the most vulnerable students in rural areas of the country. …

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“Let the Games Begin”: Netflix Launches Mobile Games to the World

DUBAI: Rising Giants Network, a Middle Eastern storytelling company specializing in Arabic-language podcasts, such as “Beirut Blast,” released a report on usage in Saudi Arabia. Entitled “Podcast Consumption in Saudi Arabia 2021,” the study focuses on consumption, language, personal preferences and listening habits. Basel Anabtawi, CEO and co-founder of Rising …

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Rare Parthian tombstone found in north-central Iran

TEHRAN – A team of archaeologists recently discovered a rare tombstone from the Parthian era (247 BC – 224 AD) in an ancient cemetery in north-central Iran. The find is of great importance because it delivered the “first engraved tombstone of the Parthian era” which was discovered in the cemetery …

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Iranians barred from marking Cyrus Day by visiting grave

Iranian security officials breathed a sigh of relief probably as October 29 drew to a close and the long autumn day at Dasht-I Murghab quietly plunged into twilight. The day coincided with Cyrus the Great Day, the founder of the ancient Iranian dynasty, the Achaemenids, whose empire-building in the 6th …

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Iranian crafts: Varni-bafi of Ardabil

TEHRAN –Varni-bafi is a traditional and popular art of weaving a floor covering in the province of Ardabil. It is currently practiced in an area called Dasht-e Moghan, located in northwestern Iran. Varni is a delicate kilim also known as Sumak. Many experts consider Varni which is double-sided, as something …

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