The lion and the bull have been fighting, locked in stone, for nearly 2,500 years – ever since an ancient sculptor carved them into a slab of black limestone and set them into a monumental staircase at Persepolis, the royal center of the great Achaemenid Empire.
A number of Iranian literati and Khayyam scholars as well as his aficionados will gather at the University of Neyshabur in his hometown today to discuss works by the great Persian poet and mathematician.
Persian language media relyong on financial support from the US and the UK are seeking to create rift between the Iranian nation and government officials, said Iran’s ambassador to the UK Hamid Baeidinejad.
A total number of 16 Persian rugs, prayer mats and historical pateh (Iranian traditional needlework folk art) related to Qajar Dynasty and First Pahlavi Era are scheduled to be on view for the first time in Iran.
One of the major projects undertaken by National Library and Archives of Iran (NLAI) is to promote Persian language and literature in the world and some phases of the project have been completed with the listing of all of the Persian manuscript worldwide.