Book of Esther

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  • Susa, a cradle of civilization 2022-04-25 18:43

    Susa, a cradle of civilization

    TEHRAN – Situated between the Karkheh and Dez rivers in southwest Iran, Susa was once one of the most important and glamorous cities of the ancient world.

  • Susa: a gateway to must-see destinations 2021-11-12 17:41

    Susa: a gateway to must-see destinations

    TEHRAN – In southwest Iran is situated Susa, a captivating UNESCO-listed archaeological site occupying the whole southern flank of modern Shush. Originally similar in scale to the UNESCO-designated Persepolis, the city saw countless invasions and sackings during its history which spans almost 6000 years.

  • Susa: get to know Iran’s legendary ruined city 2021-08-07 18:47

    Susa: get to know Iran’s legendary ruined city

    TEHRAN – Ancient Susa is one of Iran’s most treasured sights. The UNESCO-designated city, now flanked by the modern city of Shush, formerly belonged to the Elamite, Persian, and Parthian empires.

  • A view of the modest mausoleum of Esther and Mordechai in the city of Hamedan, west-central Iran. 2020-05-27 21:41

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Explore mausoleum of Esther and Mordechai

    The purported burial site of Purim’s Persian queen and a pilgrimage site for Iranian Jews

    TEHRAN – The mausoleum of Esther and Mordechai is a Jewish shrine in the city of Hamedan, west-central Iran, where, according to Judeo-Persian tradition is the burial site of the two cousins who played a pivotal role in the Book of Esther (also known as the Megillah).