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  1. How the quest for the 'perfect blue' changed art foreverRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 13 | CNN

    ... on the name given to ancient trade routes now known as the Silk Road. A blue and white dish produced in 17th century Persia depicts diving waterfowl amid plants and flowers. It is an example of "fritware," a type of pottery made from powdered glass. ...


  2. Next 25 ArticlesRead the original story

    May 5, 2018 |

    Connecticut's top court on Friday ordered a new trial for Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel, who was convicted in the grisly 1975 murder of his 15-year-old Greenwich neighbor, Martha Moxley. The 4-3 decision by the Connecticut Supreme Court vacated Skakel's earlier conviction - a decision that infuriated Moxley's family.


  3. The Cultural Influence of Persian.Read the original story

    Apr 8, 2018 |

    Joel at Far Outliers posted a passage from A History of Iran: Empire of the Mind , by Michael Axworthy, that ends with a nice summation of a phenomenon that's been mentioned here before: Nader's campaigns are a reminder of the centrality of Persia to events in the region, in ways that have parallels today. A list of some of Nader's sieges-Baghdad, Basra, Kirkuk, Mosul, Kandahar, Herat, Kabul-has a familiar ring to it after the events of the first years of the twenty-first century.


  4. Trump Picks a Fight With Iranian Leadership on Persian New YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2018 | The New York Observer

    ... the term means "a new day," and it is linked to the vernal equinox, the first day of spring. The ancient country Persia, today's Iran, followed Zoroastrianism. And so, on March 20th, President Donald J. Trump wished Iran a Happy Nowruz. Over the ...


  5. 4th Annual a World in a Trance Festival Announces LineupRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2018 |

    A World in Trance, now in its fourth edition, has been host to some of the world's most captivating music, bringing people together in search of enlightenment and spirituality. This year's festival features the music of Afghanistan with Homayoun Sakhi, the outstanding Afghan rubab player of his generation, accompanied by the dynamic tabla player Nitin Mitta ; the classical music of India with Ustad Shahid Parvez, one of the world's leading sitarists, accompanied by Nitin Mitta ; and mystical Persian classical music with virtuoso Hossein Omoumi, one of the foremost Persian ney players, with the evocative vocalist Jessika Kenney, setar and tar player Amir Koushkani, and percussionist Hamin Honari .


  6. Faith Matters: A time such as this NEWRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2018 | The Recorder

    ... is a story in itself, but the meat of this timeless narrative is what happens to Esther's people, Jewish exiles in Persia, or better said, what didn't happen, were it not for the courage of Esther. After a deceitful and conniving "grand vizier" ...


  7. The Iranian Threat and the Eternal Meaning of PurimRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2018 | Wall Street Journal

    ... let's eat" holiday par excellence. Purim commemorates the tale of the Jews' narrow escape from extermination in Persia's Achaemenid Empire. The story, told in the book of Esther, takes place in the fifth century B.C., a millennium before the rise of ...


  8. Your Religion News: Feb. 24, 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2017 | The Recorder

    ... will celebrate Purim with two events this week. Purim is a festive holiday celebrating the Jews' survival in ancient Persia, especially loved by children as it includes costumes, games, treats and making noise in the synagogue. On Sunday, from 10:30 ...


  9. Crossroads E-Newsletter - February 7, 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2018 | Groong

    Armenians worldwide celebrate the Feast of Vartanantz tomorrow, commemorating the war between pagan Persia and Christian Armenia in 451. The king of Persia ordered all Christians under his rule to abandon Christianity and embrace Zoroastrianism.


  10. From Shahs to the CIARead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2018 |

    ... historical rulers and an ancient people that civilized the desert of what was known to the rest of the world as Persia, and to us in our day Iran. The ruins of Persepolis hearken back several millennia to the days of the great Persian kings Cyrus, ...


  11. Kambiz Derambakhsh to bring "Positive Energy" to Tehran galleryRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 24, 2017 | Tehran Times

    Tehran's Seyhun Gallery plans to showcase cartoonist Kambiz Derambakhsh's new collection "Positive Energy" in an exhibition, which will open on Friday. The collection is composed of 30 cartoons featuring new pictorial stories by the artist, who is famous for his quick and simple works.


  12. Big Interview: Unleashing The Beast in Hampshire for this retelling of the classic taleRead the original story

    Dec 22, 2017 | Portsmouth Today

    ... the story. For many early versions of the show they set it in The Orient - they didn't set in France - they set it in Persia, so you had camels on stage. 'There were big productions in Drury Lane and Covent Garden that were more like Aladdin, which ...


  13. Real and imagined aspects of architectureRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2017 | Cityview Online

    Amy Worthen is endowed by spirits from another age. As both an artist and art historian, she hangs around with ancient ideas and animal souls.


  14. 1820s Karabakh in British Memoir LiteratureRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2017 | Groong

    ... into Karabakh, about a decade after it became part of the Russian Empire. George Keppel traveled from Tabriz in Persia to Astrakhan in Russia in 1824. His route took him through Shushi (then referred to as Sheesha), Shemakha, Baku and over Dagestan. ...


  15. Turkish press: Excavations 'could change religious history of Anatolia'Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2017 | Groong

    ... 3,500 years ago, Zoroastrianism is one of the world's oldest monotheistic religions. The official religion of Persia from 600 BCE to 650 CE, it used to be one of the most powerful religions in the world, but is now one of the smallest, with probably ...


  16. Budget-friendly and Historically SensitiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2017 | Old House Journal

    Learn how this owner took her house from tired and boring to bold and beautiful using fresh, budget-friendly ideas that don't fight history. Learn how this owner took her house from tired and boring to bold and beautiful using fresh, budget-friendly ideas that don't fight history.


  17. Chefs without BordersRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2017 | Northwest Asian Weekly

    ... with Persian cuisine. We communicate with our food, if people try our food, they'll learn about us," she said. "Persia was the old name of Iran. At the height of the empire, it was called Persia, but Persian and Iranian are the same thing. One ...


  18. Datebook: A Persian epic, a lost city from 'Superman,' the return of Pop-Up MagazineRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2017 | Los Angeles Times

    ... the creation of the world until the Islamic conquest of the 7th century. It is revered by Iranians as a chronicle of Persia's glorious ancient history. And it has inspired a hybrid shadow puppet/digital animation show directed by Hamid Rahmanian, a ...


  19. Church CalendarEditor's Note: The Church Calendar is for notices of...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2017 | Lebanon Democrat

    ... 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha'u'llah, the prophet founder of the Baha'i faith, who was born Nov. 12, 1817 in Persia. The Wilson County Baha'is will perform several acts of service and hold other events leading up to a gathering Oct. 22 from ...


  20. Syd Entel Galleries to present Helen ZarinRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2017 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    ... Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Zarin hails from the ancient metropolis of Shiraz, Persia, which is home to poets, writers, architects, gardens, world famous pistachios, and the internationally acclaimed Shiraz red wine ...


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