• statue of Garshasb’s battle with a dragon 2020-08-05 21:00

    Eight moveable properties in Tehran added to national heritage list

    TEHRAN- A total of eight historical moveable properties in the Iranian capital have recently been inscribed on the national heritage list, CHTN reported on Wednesday.

  • Ghadir naqqali festival 2020-08-05 18:19

    Ghadir naqqali festival announced winners

    TEHRAN – Winners of the fourth edition of the Ghadir Naqqali and Pardekhani Festival were honored during a ceremony at the courtyard of Namayesh Radio in Tehran.

  • This combination photo shows a statue of Ferdowsi and a teahouse painting depicting a story from his Shahnameh.  2020-08-03 18:46

    Georgian scholar Murman Tavdishvili novelizes life story of Persian poet Ferdowsi  

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Islamic Culture and Relations Organization announced on Monday that Georgian scholar Murman Tavdishvili has authored the life story of Ferdowsi, the composer of the Persian epic masterpiece Shahnameh.

  • This combination photo shows images of a rare copy of the Shahnameh purchased by the National Library and Archives of Iran. 2020-07-29 18:28

    National library purchases rare Shahnameh manuscript 

    TEHRAN – The National Library and Archives of Iran (NLAI) has recently purchased a rare manuscript copy of Persian poet Ferdowsi’s epic masterpiece Shahnameh that is considered the most unabridged and perfect version ever found.

  • Awe-inspiring, ancient and lonely: Zahhak Castle 2020-05-25 10:48

    Awe-inspiring, ancient and lonely: Zahhak Castle

    Sightseers pay a visit to the ruined Zahhak Castle which is perched on a hillside near Hashtroud, northwest Iran, on May 19, 2020. 

  • Ancient castles and fortresses in Iran: Zahhak Castle 2020-05-17 18:38

    Ancient castles and fortresses in Iran: Zahhak Castle

    Even though Iran is better known for foreign tourists by magnificent mosques, labyrinthine bazaars, madrasas, wind-catchers, ancient cities like Persepolis, which was once the ceremonial capital of the Persian Empire, the nation does have a large number of rather forgotten historical heritages like tens of ruined castles.

  • Baran Auction 2019-11-16 18:39

    Folios from Shahnameh sell for over $2.1 million at Baran Auction 

    TEHRAN – Five folios from a rare manuscript of the Shahnameh, the epic masterpiece of the Persian poet Ferdowsi, has fetched 91 billion rials (over $2.1 million) during the 4th Baran Auction, which is dedicated to the sale of calligraphic paintings and calligraphy works.

  • Tehran’s ambassador to Moscow, Mehdi Sanaei (4th R) and a number of Russian officials pose for a photo after they unveiled a bust of Ferdowsi, one of the most celebrated Persian poets, in Vladikavkaz, the capital of the Republic of North Ossetia–Alania, Russia, November 11, 2019. 2019-11-13 19:59

    Bust of Ferdowsi now graces university in Russia

    TEHRAN – A bust of Ferdowsi, one of the most celebrated Persian poets, has recently been installed at the North Ossetian State University, which is one of the largest public institutions in the south of Russia, IRNA reported.

  • Ferdowsi 2019-05-15 18:09

    Artists, experts receive Ferdowsi Medals

    TEHRAN – Russian graphic designer Sergey Feofanov, Iranian experts Seyyed Fat’hollah Mojtabai and Sajjad Aidanlu, and a performer of naqqali, Mostafa Saeidi, were honored with Ferdowsi Medals during a ceremony in Mashhad on Tuesday.