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  • Ten gorgeous mosques to visit in Iran 2020-10-17 18:01

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Ten gorgeous mosques to visit in Iran

    TEHRAN – Cascades of photogenic domes and minarets can be seen in every corner of Iran as inseparable elements of mosques some of which widely known as timeless benchmarks of the Islamic architecture.

  • Restoration of Nezamieh minarets complete by 75 percent 2020-08-15 22:44

    Restoration of Nezamieh minarets complete by 75 percent

    TEHRAN - Restoration of Nezamieh minarets, which are striking specimens of the indigenous Islamic architecture of the time, is complete by 75 percent after less than two months of work.

  • At a Torzhok goldwork factory (Andrei Solomovov/RIA Novosti) 2019-11-17 09:50

    Discover top five Russian folk crafts

    Torzhok’s goldwork embroidery, Yelets lace, Nizhny Tagil’s decorative trays, Fedoskino lacquer miniatures and Rostov enamel: we will tell you where to go to learn about traditional Russian crafts and buy original souvenirs. Let’s get started, or as the Russians say — Poekhali!

  • Islamic architecture? Sure, but Na’in’s old mosque offers so much more 2019-07-15 23:56

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Islamic architecture? Sure, but Na’in’s old mosque offers so much more

    Well regarded for its hospitable people, handicrafts, and ancient qanats (manmade subterranean aqueducts that brings water from the mountains), Na’in dates back to nearly 2000 years, which makes it one of the oldest continuously settled towns in the Iranian plateau.