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  •  A view of the UNESCO-registered Persepolis in southern Iran 2021-01-11 21:39

    Oriental Institute and its Persian expeditions in 1930s

    TEHRAN -- During the winter of 1930-31, the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago organized a Persian Expedition to conduct excavations in the largely unexplored mountainous regions east and southeast of the Mesopotamian plain.

  • A peek into Bronze-Age Tepe Gariran, a gateway to the “Old Routes of Western Iran” 2020-07-07 01:03

    A peek into Bronze-Age Tepe Gariran, a gateway to the “Old Routes of Western Iran”

    TEHRAN – In 1931, the renowned British archaeologist Sir Marc Aurel Stein (1862 – 1943) surveyed Tepe Gariran in western Iran along with several others across the ancient land. His views were published in November 1969 in a book titled “Old Routes of Western Iran: Narratives of an Archaeological Journey”.

  • 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).