Architect Hushang Seyhun dies at 94
TEHRAN -- The celebrated Iranian architect, sculptor and painter Hushang Seyhun died on Monday in Vancouver, Canada. He was 94.
He studied fine arts at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and earned a degree in architecture from the University of Tehran.
He moved to Vancouver in 1979 and lived there until his death. Seyhun was noted especially for his innovative and creative architectural designs.
The mausoleum of Avicenna in Hamadan, the mausoleum of Nader Shah in Mashhad and the tomb of poet Omar Khayyam in Neyshabur were designed by Seyhun.
German Iranologist HeideMarie Koch to be honored in Tehran
TEHRAN -- The Persian literary monthly Bokhara plans to hold a commemoration for the German Iranologist HeideMarie Koch at the Mahmud Afshar Foundation in Tehran on May 29.
Several Iranian scholars along with German archeologist Guntram Koch and professor of Iranian studies at the University of Rome Carlo Cereti have been invited to the commemoration ceremony.
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