The Origins of Norouz
Among all societies, there are seasonal, ancient, and methodological rites, religious rituals, national and patriotic feast, family occasion, and so on. The first group of festivities, namely ancient and methodological ones, are inherited from the ancient times and surrounded by fables and myths. The passage of time, even though leaving its mark on many of the details, has hardly altered their essence or destroyed their content. Norouz falls in this group of ancient feasts and is celebrated as one of such festivities in ten countries which include Iran, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan.
Ali GholiAgha Hamam or Bath
One of the old bathhouses in Isfahan that was used up until a few years ago is Hammam-e Ali Gholi Agha (Ali Goli Agha Bathhouse). which was built around 310 years ago in the late Safavid era by a person of the same name(Ali Gholi Agha). Ali Gholi Agha was from courtiers and princes of Shah Suleiman and Shah Sultan Hussein courts in the 17th-century and he was the founder of a complex including a bazaar, mosque, and a bathhouse.
Atiq Jame Mosque
Jame Mosque of Isfahan, also known as Atiq Mosque located in Ghiam Square, Allameh Majlesi Street, Isfahan, Iran. Actually. The mosque is located in the ancient texture of Isfahan city, on the west side of Hatef St, and at the end of Isfahan Grand Bazar. In general, as Naqsh-e Jahan Square and its surrounding buildings are a legacy from the Safavid era, Jameh Mosque and its surroundings show the life of before and during the Seljuk era. History of James Mosque of Isfahan Jameh Mosque or Atiq Mosque of Isfahan is one of the most prominent architectural monuments of Iran and the world, and since its different parts were built in different historical eras, the current collection, like a very big museum, represents the evolution and development of Persian architecture before and during the Islamic period.
Julfa Quarter Isfahan
Julfa is one of the most alluring quarter in Isfahan where despite its eventful his tory left behind each alley and building, it is a quarter to get lost in the past and to be found immoderate, which spectacles two opposite faces of this quarter Julfa is named in remembrance of a region where Armenians had migrated, and in the Armenians language, it is called "New Julfa". Upon the arrival of Armenians to Isfahan, they simultaneously constructed their houses and places for worship the existence of 13 Cathedrals from some twenty constructed Cathedrals, out of which some date back more than 400 years ago, is the proof for this evident fact.
Gilan Rural Heritage Museum
If you are going to make familiar with the deep architecture & culture of Guilan province this is the best one. A 45 hectares open-air museum included 9 original traditional Guilan houses that leed you to the 150 years ago. This museum shows you a variety of original traditional houses with different construction material and style which is mostly mud, wood, and rice stem. All the houses are dedicated to the museum and it took almost 5 years to move the basic structure in this place.
The museum is located at Saravan Forest Park, 18km south of Rasht.
Gheisari Bazaar Isfahan
In terminology, a bazaar is a place for selling and purchasing goods and commodities. From the emergence of the bazaar, the communication corridors between urban space have become better and the main permanent bazaar got organized in every city along the main roads and city passages beginning from the city gate to the center of the town. In other words, the bazaar was a crowded place along which different trades and productive businesses were established. Besides that, bazaars were built in different manners based on geographical locations.
Chal -e Nakhjir Cave
If you take a trip from Isfahan to Tehran or vice versa, on your way near Dilijan Lone of the wonderful phenomena of the world calls you toward itself. Between Naraq and Dilijan Town, right in a place where the exhausting summer heat of Heram Village, if you step inside a multi-million years old cave, Chal-Nakhjir Cave, even for some minutes, it is as if you step in another season. It is right, Chal-Nakhjiror Nakhcheer Cave is one of the wonders of creation that surprise every human being.
Atashga Mount Isfahan
A Commemorated Fire Temple from the last Sovereign before Islam in Esfahan. Isfahan fire temple or Atashgah Mounties a historical monument in Esfahan located 8 km West of Isfahan and 2 km of Monar Jonban (Shaking Minarets) on the way to NajafAbad. Being called Mehrbin, this monument was built during the Sassanid era in which Zoroastrian priests placed the sacred fire in this eight angle structure.
Sardar é Bagh Melli or The Gate of National Garden
One of the old and famous streets of Tehran is Imam Khomeini Street (Sepah). This street is a bed of old and beautiful buildings, which has left us from the past. One of the most beautiful historical monuments in the bustle of the street is shining like candlelight and it is National Garden façade that its magnificence and beauty bring the eye of every passer-by. National Garden façade and Shooting field are two of those old and historic monuments that are located on this street, there are many tourists visiting the old town every day to see this collection and Every day, many tourists come to see the collection in the old part of the city.
The Mystical Wings
Design that is very close to the Faravahar as it appears in Persian art. The graphic evolution from the spread-eagle is evident in the stylized Assyrian version of the design, where the bird's legs are abstracted into wavy streamers on either side of the disc which ends either in claws or in scrolls, as they do in the Persian design. By the time of the Achaemenid kings (dynasty flourished from about 600 B.C. to 330 B.C.), then, the design that would become the Faravahar had already been in use for at least 1000 years, from Egypt to Syria and then to Assyria.
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