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Laodicea Temple

Laodicea Temple

buried legacy

Laodicea Temple is located in Nahavand County, Hamedan Province, Iran, but as a result of being forgotten, we don't know the exact location of it. According to discovered remained things from the central part of the county and Do-khaharan (two-sisters) Hill, there is a possibility that the temple is buried in this area.

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Sarab Gian

Sarab Gian

an overflowing spring in nahavand

Sarab Gyan is a beautiful and eye-catching spring that flows out of the heart of mountains in the southwest of Nahavand City, Hamedan Province, Iran. It is only 2 kilometers away from the ancient hill of Gyan. Nahavand City has many forests, but Gyan Forest with an area of 425 hectares is one of the most captivating ones which has an overflowing spring that irrigates agricultural lands of about five nearby villages.

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Mausoleum of Baba Taher

Mausoleum of Baba Taher

suitable place for eternal peace

Baba Taher was among the great poets in Iran. He was born in 1000 AD and lived his mysterious life in Hamedan and died there. "Baba", was his most famous title and it means preceptor, and "Oryan" the second title refers to avoiding secular interests.

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Hamedan Province

Hamedan Province

The structures of Hamedan City are related to Deioces (Diakou) the first king of the Medes, according to the poet ‘Ferdowsi’, about (700 BC). According to the records of Herodotus, a Greek historian, this territory was called 'Ekbatan' and 'Hegmataneh' by this monarch. Cyrus the Great, in 550 BC, defeated the last king of Medes and chose this city as his summer residence. After the end of the Median tribe, although Hamedan lost its centrality, it was still considered as one of the three Achaemenid capitals. The existence of “Ganjnameh” inscriptions, the remains of the stone columns of the Achaemenid palaces, and the golden and silver tablets obtained from Hamedan indicate the importance of this region in the Achaemenid period.

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Tomb of Esther and Mordechai

Tomb of Esther and Mordechai

the saviors of the Jewish community

Jews, at least in Iran, have always worship Esther and Mordechai like prophets and believed they were the saviors of the Jewish community. Esther (meaning star) was the Jewish queen of Ahasuerus, the king of Persia, and the daughter of Mordechai’s uncle. She was very beautiful, brave, and intelligent. Therefore, when the king’s chief advisor, Haman, tried to convince the king to order the mass murder of Jews, jealous of the growing influence of Jews in the court of the king, Esther and her cousin, Mordechai, foiled the plan and gained the Jews rights to kill their enemies.

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Qaleh Bath

Qaleh Bath

Try a restaurant inside a bath

The Qaleh Bath is located in Qaleh (ghashogh tarashan) district is located at Shariati Street, one of the most ancient districts of Hamedan Province, Iran.

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Hegmataneh Hill

Hegmataneh Hill

capital of the first kingdom in Iran

This ancient hill is 3,000 years old and with an area of about 35 hectares, is the largest ancient hill in Iran. According to some evidence, the city was more than 40 hectares and was found by Aryan people in the late 8th century BC, who made it the first capital of Persian empire. Based on Herodotus's writings, an ancient Greek historian, Deioces (also Diako or Dia-oku), first shah of Median government, built the whole city surrounded by seven walls; each of which colored as one of the planets. After Medes, this city was the capital of Achaemenids as well.

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Iran Cuisine (III)

Iran Cuisine (III)

weirdest eating rituals in the world!

In every society, food or drink offering is a sign of love and affection and accepting that offer is a positive response to their friendship. Thus, sometimes rejecting a food offering may indicate hostility. In Iran, entertaining friends and family members with a variety of food and snacks has been an important aspect of people’s culture. Guests have always been treated with honor and respect in Persian culture. Their hospitality is limitless. kind eye contacts, genuine smiles, small friendly talks, and invitation for tea or dinner are parts of every Iranian behavior.

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Persian Black Tea

Persian Black Tea

a miracle among Persian tastes

If I want to open up a story about tea values in my country, you should spend hours to read it, so I'll keep it simple. One of the first countries that accepted the tea in its culture was Iran. At the beginning, tea was only a beverage for a certain time but over times we put it in our lifestyle.

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Iran Cuisine (II)

Iran Cuisine (II)

the third most well-known cooking style in the world!

In Iran, food is believed to be a blessing from God, and disrespecting the food is equivalent to disrespecting the Creator. The dining table is revered as a place where family members spend three times a day interacting with each other. Food and tablecloths (in the old times people used to sit around tablecloth placed on the ground. Some still do) are highly valued in Iranian food culture, and eating alone is a form of disrespect to family members and a sign of poor family relationships.

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Iran Cuisine (I)

Iran Cuisine (I)

everything you should know about Persian food culture

Traditional foods are those foods that have been consumed in a country for a long time and have been passed down from generation to generation. The concept of food culture is much more complicated than what you see on a plate. Food operates as an expression of cultural identity. Immigrants bring the food of their countries with them wherever they go and cooking traditional food is a way of preserving their culture when they move to new places. Food is an inseparable part of their cultural heritage.  

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Gheymeh Nesar Qazvin

Gheymeh Nesar Qazvin

a colorful food made of nuts!

Gheymeh Nesar is one of the most delicious and colorful foods of Iran. It was originated from Qazvin and is mostly served at special occasions such as weddings. It’s the food you should try on your trip to Qazvin to experience a luxe taste. Ask around to find the best restaurant to eat this heavenly food.

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