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Minakari Enamel Persian Handicrafts

22

Aug
2021
Enamel (Minākāri)
Posted by: mehdi rafiei /6640

Enamel or enamel making, or as is known in Iran, Minākāri, is nowadays considered as one of the top handicrafts produced by Iranian masters, decorating the houses of both Iranians and also tourists and visitors of Iran touched by the beauty of this truly amazing Persian form of art.

Social-classes-Ancient-Persia

30

Jun
2021
Social classes in Ancient Persia
Posted by: mehdi rafiei /6680

Social classes in Ancient Persia.

Persian society was modeled on a quadripartite scheme based on the Avesta, the sacred scriptures of the Zoroastrians.

Zoroastrianism Iranians ancient religion

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Jun
2021
The cosmogonic myth of the Zoroastrians
Posted by: mehdi rafiei /6640

The material world as an entity composed of seven creations of the God Ahura Mazda, each under the protection of a "beneficent immortal" Amahraspands, a species of archangel.

🥚a stone sky designed like an eggshell surrounding the rest; then 💦water filling the bottom of the shell.

The trading posts of the empires in antiquity

23

Jun
2021
The trading posts of the empires in antiquity
Posted by: mehdi rafiei /6340

“The Babylonians, now Iraqis, bought pigments, iron, copper, tin and wine from Asia Minor, today's Turkey.

They also bought alum from Egypt and Syria to color wool and make glass.

Persia and Bitcoin

03

Jun
2021
Persia and Bitcoin
Posted by: mehdi rafiei /6560

The famous cryptocurrency is on the rise in Iran.

At a time when the giants of international finance are speaking out to warn of the risks and volatility of cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin is being validated as collateral in Iranian marriage contracts in place of bullion and cash.

Omar Khayyam

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May
2021
Omar Khayyam
Posted by: mehdi rafiei /6190

18 May is the day of commemoration of the illustrious Hakim Omar Khayyam.

He was a philosopher, mathematician, astronomer and poet in the 11th century.