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  • Islamic-era tomb-chamber, skeleton discovered in northwest Iran 2020-09-20 23:19

    Islamic-era tomb-chamber, skeleton discovered in northwest Iran

    TEHRAN – A human skeleton has recently been discovered by a team of archaeologists while conducting a demarcation survey across Geoy Tepe in northwest Iran.

  • A painting by French architect Pascal Coste, who visited Isfahan in c. 1840, depicts the main courtyard and two iwans of the Imam Mosque (then the Shah Mosque) in the central Iranian city. 2020-08-22 00:04

    By Afshin Majlesi

    On the occasion of World Mosque Day

    Fifty-one years ago, on August 21, 1969, an extremist set fire to Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque, which is of very high significance for Muslims as once being their first qibla or direction of prayer. The fire swept through an area of nearly 1500 square meters of the mosque, burning an ancient pulpit, altar, arches, pillars, walls, and ultimately causing a collapse.

  • Excavations at Iranian mosque unearth new evidence on life in early Islamic era 2020-06-14 23:08

    Excavations at Iranian mosque unearth new evidence on life in early Islamic era

    TEHRAN – Some historical objects have been unearthed during a round of archaeological excavation, which is currently underway in a centuries-old congregational mosque in Rasht, the capital of Gilan province, northern Iran.

  • Mihrab rugs on show in Tehran 2019-05-12 19:58

    Mihrab rugs on show in Tehran

    TEHRAN – The Carpet Museum of Iran is hosting an exhibition of handwoven rugs, which have been specifically woven for covering Mihrabs.