Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Iranian Experts Discover Cuneiform Tablet Dating Back to Reign of Xerxes I

By Kayhan Life Staff Experts at the Takhte Jamshid World Heritage’s Research Center for Paleography — the study of historical writing — have discovered a limestone tablet written in cuneiform inside the archives of the...

Empress Farah Republishes Pre-Revolution Memoirs, Discusses Them in Harvard Interview

By Nazanine Nouri “1001 Days: Memoirs of an Empress” is the title of a memoir that Empress Farah Pahlavi wrote in 1976, three years before the Islamic Revolution. It was published in French in 1978,...

Cyrus the Great Day Is Celebrated at London’s Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue 

By Kayhan Life Staff The Lauderdale Road Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue in the west London neighborhood of Maida Vale held a ceremony on Oct. 29 to mark Cyrus the Great Day, the founder of the...

Wine Press Dating Back 2,700 Years Discovered in Northern Iraq

By Kawa Omar DOHUK, Iraq, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Archaeologists have excavated the first, and what they believe is the oldest, industrial wine press in northern Mesopotamia dating back more than 2,700 years and coinciding...

Historic Shiraz Houses May Be Destroyed to Expand Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine

By Kayhan Life Staff The government of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi is reportedly planning to demolish some 200 historic houses in Shiraz to expand the Shah-e-Cheragh Mosque and shrine complex. The proposed plan reportedly calls...
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Why Fresno, California Has Declared Oct. 14 Shahbanou Farah Day: Interview

By Kayhan Life Staff The city of Fresno in California officially proclaimed Oct. 14 as Shahbanou Farah day to mark the birthday of Iran’s former Empress Farah Pahlavi. Iran’s imperial flag was flown over the...

Iran’s Azadi Tower Damaged by Sound Waves From Nowruz Gun Salute

By Kayhan Life Staff The Azadi Tower (formerly known as Shahyad Tower), one of Tehran’s iconic landmarks, has been damaged by sound waves and vibrations during a cannon (artillery) firing ceremony (8-gun salute) to mark...

Iranians Celebrate Nowruz, Usher in the Year 1400 Amid Prolonged Pandemic

By Nazanine Nouri More than 300 million people around the world are celebrating Nowruz — the Persian New Year -- and ushering in the year 1400 of the Persian calendar. Yet for the second year...
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Iranian Performers, Personalities Come Together in Global Yalda Celebration

Star Iranian musicians and leading personalities from Europe and the U.S. came together on Dec. 20th to ring in the winter solstice’s arrival and celebrate the ancient Persian festival of Yalda. The program, presented online...

All About Shab-e Yalda, Ancient Persian Festival Marking Winter Solstice

  By Nazanine Nouri Since time immemorial, Iranians around the world have celebrated the ancient Persian festival of Shab e Yalda, the longest and darkest night of the year -- or winter solstice. Yalda is a deeply...