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Yes, we can too!

Bravo to our brave youth, join them, don't let them down, our country and our people deserve way more, please help in any way you can.

Look what they are doing to our beautiful children

Neda jan, we love you

Russia behind the regime's tough stance!!

Iran's Mousavi says ready for "martyrdom":

Prince Reza's message to Khamenei

Ayatollah demands end to protests


Tens of thousands Mousavi supporters rally in Iran

Toobkhaneh rally

Naghshe Jahan Sq / Esfehan

Iranian opposition leader calls for rally Thursday

Rahpeymaee 5 shanbeh

Barkenari-e Rahbar-e!!

Afzayesh-e jaan bakhtegan

Payam-e Shahbanoo Farah Pahlavi

Is Democracy the Killer of Liberty?
By Amil Imani

I repeat: Is democracy the killer of liberty? The dictionary defines democracy as the rule of the people. Even at its best, "democracy is the worst form of government except for all the rest," according to Winston Churchill.

By: Siavash Abghari


Iranian Women

Honoring Nazanin: an Angel of Iran
By Amil Imani

Never mind the mythical angels of religion and poetry. Meet a living angel in flesh, Nazanin Afshin-Jam. Many of you may not know that we have a hero in our midst. Many of you may not know that this individual, singlehandedly, has done more for her compatriots, as well as for other people of our planet, than most of us together. This dazzling beauty, both inside and outside, has dedicated her life to the good of humanity.

Delara's father and mother

When is this savagery going to end?


Interesting; Musée du Louvre

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Articles on Ferdowsi/Shahnameh

Can we learn anything from this great man at all?

Faraj Sarkoohi

Sadegh Hedayat's entire works

Forough Farrokhzad's letter to Ferdowsi Magazine


The Sasanian-Parthian Confederacy and the Arab Conquest of Iran

Parvaneh Pourshariati


Khaterat - Good old days



The Iranian History Chronicle


Is there a connection between Iran & Ireland?


Figure 6. Loulan Beauty: the Mummy on display in Urumqi whose features suggest a people who came from the west, Iran (NY Times Nov. 19, 2008)

Iranian living in Himalaya



First Olympics Medal for Iran


Troglodyte village in Iran, 700 years old

Achaemenid palaces found in south Iran

An ancient column pedestal in Ramhormoz

Iranian archeologists have unearthed two 2,500 -year-old palaces and 18 columns belonging to the Achaemenid era in southern Iran.
The discoveries were made in the ancient city of Ramhormoz in Khuzestan Province, according to Iranian cultural heritage activists and archeologists.

The archeologist restored five of the eighteen columns. The other columns were destroyed during a road construction project in the region. Such discoveries strengthen the theory that the site was a part of the ancient Shahi Road. Shahi Road was the main road connecting Persepolis to Apadana Palace in ancient Susa in Khuzestan Province.

Once known as the richest city under the sun, Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Persian Empire, one of the greatest powers of the ancient world. Darius established Persepolis in 519 BCE as the most magnificent of the four Achaemenid capitals -- Susa, Ecbatana, Persepolis and Babylon -- which were established in logistically important locations to help Achaemenid kings efficiently administer their vast empire.

Susa, located in Iran's southern province of Khuzistan, was the capital of Elam and the Achaemenid King Darius I. One of the world's oldest-known settlements was possibly founded around 4200 BCE; however, the first traces of an inhabited village date back to around 7000 BCE.

According to economic policies of Darius the Great, Shahi Road was constructed at length of 2,500 kilometers to connect the two capitals of ancient Persia, Susa and Persepolis. More than a hundred palaces and caravanserai (roadside inns) were built across the road to support the flow of commerce and information. Their strategic use in war times were the main goal to build the road and the settlements. The remains of columns were transferred to Ramhormoz Cultural Heritage Office.


Rare burial ritual identified in Iran's Sialk

Sialk is a large ancient structure in Kashan, Iran

Archeologists have discovered a mysterious burial ritual performed 9,000 years ago in Iran's Sialk Mound located in the center of the country.
Iranian and Polish archeologists' investigations have revealed a specific burial ritual in Sialk Mound.

“In this 9,000-year-old practice, four bodies were burned at a heat of 400 to 700 degrees. The ash and remains of the bodies were then buried in a jar,” said Hassan Fazeli, the director of Iran's Archeology Research Center. “Traces of red petals were found in the jar. Archeologists believe red flowers signified life and eternity in ancient Persia,” he added. “A burial ritual encompassing burning has never been observed in Iran,” he claimed. “It makes the rare discovery of great importance.”

Another body was found next to the foundation of a wall. Archeologists from Iran, Germany, Britain, Italy and France have been studying the northern mound of Sialk since last week. The Sialk Mound, located in the city of Kashan, is believed to be the origin of human technology, industry and religious thought in Iran. NAT/JG


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Iran Election: The Beginning of the End
By: Amil Imani & Arash Irandoost



Many thanks to Dr. Karimpanahi, Shokooh Mirzadegi, Amil Imani, Houshang Pakpour, Shirindokht Nourmanesh, Shahrokh, Mitra Zamanian, and Masood Loghman