Handwoven Persian carpets covering an area of 12,000 square meters will decorate the Grand Mosque of Algiers (world's third largest mosque, also known Djamaa El Djazair mosque, to be completed in Algeria) an Algerian businessman said.
Persian language is facing a serious challenge from Chinese and Korean languages in Pakistan, said an Iranian professor of Persian language at Pakistan's National University of Modern Languages (NUML).
The Science Academy of Hungary and the Institute for Political Studied of Iranian Foreign Ministry signed a cooperation memorandum of understanding (MoU) on publishing an index of Persian manuscripts, in Budapest Friday.
Throughout the arid regions of Iran, agricultural and permanent settlements are supported by the ancient qanat system of tapping alluvial aquifers at the heads of valleys and conducting the water along underground tunnels by gravity, often over many kilometers.
From teeny tiny paintings with a royal pedigree to monumental carpets that shimmer with actual gold, the 'Bestowing Beauty: Masterpieces from Persian Lands' exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) mines a super-secret (but not for long) private collection of Persian art.