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Glimpse inside an ancient civilisation

Update: February, 11/2012 - 11:00

 

Looking back: Persepolis (Takhte – Jamshid) Palace in Shiraz.
On the occasion of the 33rd Victory of the Islamic Revolution and National Day of Iran (11/2/1979-11/2/2012), Viet Nam News introduces an article by Hamid Soltan Saleki, First Secretary, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Historical monuments

Iran is one of the oldest centres of civilisation in the history of humanity. The history of settlement in this land has come to light since the migration of Aryan tribes in the 2nd millennium BC. Scattered all over Iran, there are some relics from the following sections: palaces, castles, citadels, bridges, caravansaries, engravings, fire temples, ancient cities, tombs and more.

Natural attractions

Iran is situated in the heart of the Middle East and acts as a bridge linking the Caspian Sea, the largest land-locked body of water in the world, to the Persian Gulf. Iran's landscapes include nomads decampments, pistachio gardens and deserts, and are all eye-catching and memorable. You need to see the beauties of the lakes, mountains, deserts and water treatment centres with your own eyes to fully appreciate their beauty.

Tribes, festival of colours

It can be stated that from the very long past, the majority of the people in Iran have been engaged in pastoral subsistence and animal breeding in various parts of the country. The herds were taken to the seasonal summer or winter quarters, where the herdsmen lived in tents. This constant decamping differentiated this community from others who were permanent settlers.

Religious monuments

 

Grandeur: Sheikh Loftollah Mosque in Esfahan.
Iran is the birthplace of Zoroaster, the founder of Zoroastrian religion, one of the oldest religions of the world. Up to 99.56 percent of the population are Muslim. Followers of the other Islamic sects and other religions in Iran are respected, live freely and have their own representatives in parliament, proportionally more than their population numbers. Historical mosques, churches, temples and pilgrimage sites can be found in any part of Iran, you can even find worship places of the three main religions in the world - Islam, Christianity and Judaism in a small street named Tir 30 in the centre of the capital.

Art, culture

 

Resting place: Hafez Tomb in Shiraz.
The cultural wealth of Iran is diverse and can be seen in different areas such as Eastern art, literature and Gnosticism, which have a global reputation. Iranian myths, fiction, philosophy, poetry, music, handicrafts, nomads, music, dance, local ceremonies and cuisine are all wonderfully unique aspects of this country. Tho Co Ba Tu by translator Thai Ba Tan has recently been printed in Viet Nam.

Tribes, Festival of Colors

It can be stated that from the very long past, the majority of the people in Iran have been engaged in pastoral subsistence and animal breeding in various parts of the country. The herds were taken to the seasonal summer or winter quarters, where the herdsmen lived in tents. This constant decamping differentiated this community from others who were permanent settlers. — VNS

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