0 Likes

Kish15 Younani Sheep02
Kish Island
Copyright: Fariborz alagheband
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8000x4000
Uploaded: 26/11/2012
Updated: 28/11/2012
Views:

...


Tags:
comments powered by Disqus

Hanif Shoaei
Greek Ship in Kish Island
Sahneh
The Greek Ship, Kish Island, Persian Gulf, Iran
Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji
Greek Ship
Sahneh
Kish Island, Persian Gulf, Iran
Sahneh
Kish Island, Persian Gulf, Iran
Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji
Kolbeh Hour Kish
Reza Pazhouhesh
Kish Air
Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji
Kariz historical city
Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji
Traditional water reservoirs Way
Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji
Water Reservoirs outside view
Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji
Traditional Water Reservoirs
Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji
Ancient Green Tree
Amin Abedini
Manteghi Nezhad Historical House, Shiraz
Gary Davies
Escalera de la Reina, Alicante
Louis-Alexis Fontaine
140201 Silfra Þingvellir 004
Sandor Boros
Seikh Zayed Mosque
Louis-Alexis Fontaine
140129 Jokulsarlon Icebergs 001
Bane Obradović
The white desert :) Halnekollen, Norway
Andre de Molenaar
Red Slave Underwater
muscapix
Cascade Anse a la Fontaine
Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin
Notre-Dame de la Garde Marseille
Calvin K McDonald
Slot Canyon, Cathedral Gorge State Park, Nevada, USA
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Yanartas Kilise, Kayabag, Cappadocia, Turkey
Pietro Madaschi
Italy - Bergamo: Donizetti Opera House
Fariborz Alagheband
Sahebgharanieh Palace 00
Fariborz Alagheband
Nj Rest Iranian Celebration Hall 1
Fariborz Alagheband
12 Icu
Fariborz Alagheband
Iranian Art Garden Museum - Pardis Gallery
Fariborz Alagheband
Jame Abbasi Mosque(Imam Mosque)
Fariborz Alagheband
Kish Island Burnt City 02
Fariborz Alagheband
Daryaye Noor Stone Museum Azadi Tower 5
Fariborz Alagheband
Isfahan Ghortan Village
Fariborz Alagheband
Mellat Cinema5
Fariborz Alagheband
Turkmenistan Ashgabat National Cultural Center 01
Fariborz Alagheband
Melal Cultural Center1
Fariborz Alagheband
Abyaneh Village Holy Shrine
More About Iran

The Islamic Republic of Iran has been occupied since 4000BCE, making Iran home to the world's oldest continuous civilization.It is located in central Eurasia on two ancient trade routes. One runs North-South and connects the Caspian Sea to the Persian Gulf, the other one goes East-West between China, India, Europe and Africa.There's a city called Isfahan at the intersection of these two routes, which at one time was the wealthiest city in the world. Isfahan was twice the capital of the Persian Empire, during the Median and then Safavid Dynasties.Interesting artifacts from pre-Islamic Persia include the cylinder of Cyrus the Great, which is the world's first written declaration of human rights. The hanging gardens of Babylon (one of the seven wonders of the ancient world) and the Code of Hammurabi (a set of rules which outlast the King) are also on the list.The Persian Empire was so magnificent that returning Crusaders carried tales of its splendor and helped spark the Renaissance in Europe! Influence of the Zoroastrian teachings of equality also inspired Greek philosophers such as Aristotle and Socrates.The Persian Empire was conquered by Muslim Arabs around 650CE during the Sassanid Dynasty. Initially the Zoroastrian, Christian and Jewish faiths were tolerated but by 1000CE most Persians had accepted Islam.In the sixteenth century Shi'a Islam was declared in Isfahan to be the national religion of Persia and the second golden age began. From 1500 to 1720 the Safavid Dynasty built the greatest Iranian empire since before the Islamic conquest of Persia.Because of its strategic location and oil resources, World War I found Persia in the middle of conflicts between the Ottoman Empire, Russia and the British Empire-via-India. Persia became Iran as of 1935 and was ruled by the Shah, a Persian term for "monarch."In the Islamic Revolution of 1979 Iran re-established a theocratic government under the Ayatollah Khomeini.Today the capital of Iran is the city of Tehran, and Iran is known as the world's center of Shi'a Islam.Text by Steve Smith.