What Iran is truly about

I’m just a proud Iranian who felt that there was a need for a blog on tumblr that depicted the true Iran and its incredible people.

I will be posting anything that will relate to Iran’s history, culture, media, people, and current events. Feel free to send me any questions, comments, or pictures.

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Don’t normally like these but thought it would be interesting for some un-informed individuals

I’m Iranian. No, I am not a terrorist! The Iranians don’t live in a tent on a desert. I speak Farsi/Persian, not Arabic. Iran is pronounced “EERAUN” and not “I-ran” ( It’s not track & field )… News flash: Iran and Iraq are TWO!!different countries. Middle East is a region and NOT a continent, And camels are not our way of transportation. Belly dancing is an Arabic dance (go figure), it never came from Iran. Al-Kharazmi was a Persian mathematician who invented Algebra and added zero to the number system. Algorithm is from his name. Farabi invented the music notes. Razi invented alcohol. We are the first nation to invent dry cell batteries about 2000 years ago to cover cheap metals with precious ones. We invented modern postal system, first modern university. An irrigation system that can run 4 times around the earth. Iran is the first country on earth to have a lion (male) and a sun (female) for its symbol; and the colors red, white, and green for a flag, The oldest country in the world established 3200 BC. A beautiful country. The best of the Middle East. 

yumnaolivia:

Sufi Swan Lake Painter: Hayv Kahrahman
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yumnaolivia:

Sufi Swan Lake
Painter: Hayv Kahrahman

(Source: hayvkahraman.com)

In Iran, a Brotherhood of Doctors and Patients

ohgodlilia:

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/20/in-iran-a-brotherhood-of-doctors-and-patients/?hp

Article I found on nytimes.com while helping my friend look for an article for her class!!

Go Iranians :) :) :) :) :)

i think it’s about 2 brothers that bring a needle exchangeish program to Iran.

Keep making us proud over there!

tiburona:

Soosan Khanoom- Barobax

I wish I spoke Farsi so I could understand this song, because surely it is hilarious.

I’ve literally been obsessed with this song since I first heard it. It’s so freaking good and you just wanna shimmy all day long to it #persiangirlproblems

(Source: sandqat)

iranienne:

Arash Fayez’s decadence of memories series; five Polaroids of favorite childhood relics against the backdrop of Tehran’s crumbling urban landscape. Faded dreams of youth?
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iranienne:

Arash Fayez’s decadence of memories series; five Polaroids of favorite childhood relics against the backdrop of Tehran’s crumbling urban landscape. Faded dreams of youth?

(via leedayazdi-deactivated20120127)

Tabriz, Iran
"In northwest Iran near the Turkish border this ancient capital of Armenia (founded in the 3rd century BC) is now a sprawling industrial city surrounded by mountains. Famed for its calligraphy and bookmaking in the 13th century Tabriz was well placed on trade routes and played an important role in Iran’s history."

Tabriz, Iran

"In northwest Iran near the Turkish border this ancient capital of Armenia (founded in the 3rd century BC) is now a sprawling industrial city surrounded by mountains. Famed for its calligraphy and bookmaking in the 13th century Tabriz was well placed on trade routes and played an important role in Iran’s history."

crystalgypsy:

Bowl, Persian, Seljuk, late 12th–early 13th century Iran Composite body (quartz, clay and glass frit), overglaze painted
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crystalgypsy:

Bowl, Persian, Seljuk, late 12th–early 13th century Iran Composite body (quartz, clay and glass frit), overglaze painted

(Source: pax-caelestis)

these are the faces of Iran

these are the faces of Iran

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middleeasternfood:

Sabzi Polo سبزی پلو - is an Iranian dish of rice and chopped herbs, and is usually served with fish. Iranians traditionally eat sabzi polo with “white fish” for lunch on Norouz ( the Persian new year).

middleeasternfood:

Sabzi Polo سبزی پلو - is an Iranian dish of rice and chopped herbs, and is usually served with fish. Iranians traditionally eat sabzi polo with “white fish” for lunch on Norouz ( the Persian new year).

Zoroastrianism is one of the world’s oldest monotheistic religions. It was founded by the Prophet Zoroaster (or Zarathustra) in ancient Iran approximately 3500 years ago.
For 1000 years Zoroastrianism was one of the most powerful religions in the world. It was the official religion of Persia (Iran) from 600 BCE to 650 CE.
— BBC (via crystalgypsy)

(Source: pax-caelestis)

verbalresistance:

The Achaemenid Empire (550–330 BCE)

The Achaemenid Empire was a Persian Empire, of the ancient Iranian People. It would eventually encompass some 1 million square miles, unified by a complex network of roads, ruled by monarchs, to become the largest and greatest empire the world had yet seen - and the biggest empire to date, in terms of population. It is noted in western history, as the antagonist foe of the Greek city states  during the Greco-Persian Wars, for instituting infrastructures such as a postal system, road systems, and the usage of an official language throughout its territories and notably for the emancipation of slaves, including the Jewish people from their Babylonian captivity - the forced exile ended in 538 BCE after the fall of Babylon to the Persian/Ancient Iranian king Cyrus the Great, who gave the Jews permission to return to rebuild the Temple,  although most Jews chose to remain in Babylon. The empire had a centralised, bureaucratic administration under the Emperor and a large professional army and civil services, inspiring similar developments in later empires.

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verbalresistance:

The Achaemenid Empire (550–330 BCE)

The Achaemenid Empire was a Persian Empire, of the ancient Iranian People. It would eventually encompass some 1 million square miles, unified by a complex network of roads, ruled by monarchs, to become the largest and greatest empire the world had yet seen - and the biggest empire to date, in terms of population. It is noted in western history, as the antagonist foe of the Greek city states  during the Greco-Persian Wars, for instituting infrastructures such as a postal system, road systems, and the usage of an official language throughout its territories and notably for the emancipation of slaves, including the Jewish people from their Babylonian captivity - the forced exile ended in 538 BCE after the fall of Babylon to the Persian/Ancient Iranian king Cyrus the Great, who gave the Jews permission to return to rebuild the Temple,  although most Jews chose to remain in Babylon. The empire had a centralised, bureaucratic administration under the Emperor and a large professional army and civil services, inspiring similar developments in later empires.

Dariush- Chakavak

In (late) honor of Mother’s day, here is my mom’s favorite song and artist. 

I’m sure if you’re persian and haven’t lived under a rock all your life you’ve heard of Dariush; his voice is incredibly beautiful and soothing.

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