Persepolis Reliefs; Symbol of Iran’s Ancient, Rich Civilization

Tablets, inscriptions and reliefs of Persepolis mirror many historical and geographical features as well as customs of the ancient Iran. Many details about the Achaemenid era’s culture, art, clothing and tools can be discovered by looking at these remains- and that includes the wages of craftsmen and workers!Iranians have combined their local art with that of different nations and lands in the construction of Persepolis. After the fall of Achaemenids, the architectural and decorative style used in the monument has been propagated inside and outside Iran. It is still a source of inspiration for architects.An interesting characteristic of Persepolis’ carvings is the absence of ashamed, humiliated figures: the representatives of other nations aren’t pictured as defeated warriors or slaves, but all are equal members of the great world community. All the nations, from the Medes to Indians, Tunisians, Africans, and Greeks, are portrayed as independent, self-reliant figures. No one is on a horse; no trace of the Persians’ superiority or self-glorification is seen. Also, it is clear that all people have been free to use their indigenous clothes and culture.What follows are Honar Online News Agency’s photos of reliefs and sculptures in Persepolis; a stupendous monument that depicts the apogee of Persian art:

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Iran’s Beauties in Photos: Asiabar Traditional Market

Asiabar is located in Deylman region of Siahkal County in northern Iranian province of Gilan. The traditional market of Asiabar is said to date back to the Safavid era. There used to be more than 50 stalls in the bazaar to meet the needs of people from different villages: traditional forging, sewing, butchery, bakery, coffee house, hostel, carpentry, blacksmithing, pottery, shoemaking, trading, hospital, veterinary, petitionary, school room, pharmacy, apothecary and horseshoe making. Easy access had been a main factor for the prosperity of Asiabar bazaar in the mountainous region of Deylman. It was registered this year in the list of Iran’s National Heritage as the first traditional market in the north of country. What follows are ILNA’s photos of Asiabar bazaar:

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Rashti-Style Crochet: An Ancient Iranian Art

Rashtidoozi is a type of traditional Iranian crochet where cloth is decorated with colourful silk thread. Rashtidoozi, literally meaning “Rashti-style crochet”, is an old art originally practiced in the northern Iranian city of Rasht. The art has its roots in ancient history and is still alive. It is one of the most ancient handicrafts of the city of Rasht and has been registered on the National Intangible Heritage list. Rashti-style crochet works are mostly produced by women and used to decorate curtains, hats, clothes, tablecloth, bedspread, etc. Rashtidoozi products are usually decorated with fixed patterns which have been used since old times, though some more modern and creative patterns are used as well. There is no precise recorded history of Rashtidoozi, but some handicrafts experts believe the art has an ancient history and dates back to the Achaemenid era. Subscribe Facebook Twitter ReddIt Pinterest WhatsApp Viber VK Email Telegram Print LINE The IFP Editorial Staff is composed of dozens of skilled journalists, news-writers, and analysts whose works are edited and published by experienced editors specialized in Iran News. The editor of each IFP Service is responsible for the report published by the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website, and can be contacted through the ways mentioned in the "IFP Editorial Staff" section.

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Iran in Photos: 70-Mullah Cemetery of Zahedan

The cemetery is located in Rups village of Mirjaveh in Sistan and Baluchestan province, south-eastern Iran. It is sited in the heart of a low sandstone mountain in the northern slopes of Taftan volcano. In the cemetery, there are strange-looking tombs with Iranian architecture. What follows are Mizan News Agency’s photos of the cemetery, which has been registered in the list of Iran’s National Heritage since May 2001:

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