Ardabil

Ardabil city is the capital of Ardabil province located nearly in the northwest of Iran. The majority of the people in the city have Azerbaijani language as their mother tongue. Ardabil is traditionally¬†known for its silk and carpet trade therefore Ardabil rugs and carpets are renowned in the world. The city is located on an…

Ganjnameh

The Ganjnameh is a set of cuneiform characters written in three languages (ancient Persian, Elamite, and Babylonian), set into a rock face on Mount Alvand, about 5 kilometers from Hamedan. These 2 inscriptions were first studied in detail by the French painter and archaeologist Eugene Flandin, who was accompanied by Pascal Coste. Following on their…

Sareyn

Sareyn is situated in the city of Ardabil in northwest Iran. Its population is about 8000 but it increases to more than 20000 in the summer because of many tourists who are keen to visit there and enjoy its charming climate as well as natural hot springs which are the main reasons to attract many…

Hamedan

Hamedan was called Hegmetana (or Ecbatana) in Old Persian . It is an ancient city with a population of 473,149 (2006 census). It is 1,850 meters above sea level. Hamedan is believed to be among the oldest Iranian cities and one of the oldest in the world. It is possible that it was occupied by…

Kermanshah

Kermanshah is the capital of Kermanshah Province in the west of Iran with a population of almost 850,000 people. It was previously called Bakhtaran in the 1980s. The city is located 1200 m above sea level and enjoys a temperate climate and regular seasons.¬†Most of the Kermanshah residents are Kurds who are from original Aryan…