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"Iran: A Tapestry of History and Culture" Step into the enchanting world of Iran, where ancient traditions blend seamlessly with modern aspirations

Background imageIran Collection: Detail of a mosaic of Pompei: Battle of Issos between Alexander and Darius (4th century BC)

Detail of a mosaic of Pompei: Battle of Issos between Alexander and Darius (4th century BC)
PCT4293559 Detail of a mosaic of Pompei: Battle of Issos between Alexander and Darius (4th century BC). - King Darius III Codoman (380-330 BC)

Background imageIran Collection: Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi (1919-1980) Shah of Iran 1941-1979, with his third wife Farah Diba

Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi (1919-1980) Shah of Iran 1941-1979, with his third wife Farah Diba and their son Reza in ceremonial dress in front of throne

Background imageIran Collection: Ceiling of Tomb of Hafez, Irans most famous poet, 1325-1389, Shiraz, Iran, Middle East

Ceiling of Tomb of Hafez, Irans most famous poet, 1325-1389, Shiraz, Iran, Middle East

Background imageIran Collection: Qajar painting

Qajar painting, Shiraz Museum, Shiraz, Iran, Middle East

Background imageIran Collection: Iran, Tehran, elevated city skyline with view tfrom the Roof of Iran Park towards

Iran, Tehran, elevated city skyline with view tfrom the Roof of Iran Park towards the Milad Tower, dusk

Background imageIran Collection: Code of Hammurabi

Code of Hammurabi. Babylonian art. Old Babylonian period. Relief on rock. Proc: IRAN. Susa

Background imageIran Collection: Derrick Floor of an oil rig, Iran

Derrick Floor of an oil rig, Iran
Derrick Floor of an oil drilling rig, Iran

Background imageIran Collection: Ahura Mazda

Ahura Mazda, supreme god in Zoroastrianism, Persepolis, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Iran, Middle East

Background imageIran Collection: Political map of The Middle East

Political map of The Middle East
Vector illustration of the policital map of The Middle East Reference map was created by the US Central Intelligence Agency

Background imageIran Collection: Mossadeq 1951 Man of Year, from Time 1952. Mohammad Mosaddegh (19 May 1882 - 5 March

Mossadeq 1951 Man of Year, from Time 1952. Mohammad Mosaddegh (19 May 1882 - 5 March 1967) Prime Minister of Iran from 1951 to 1953 when he was overthrown in a coup d etat backed by the United States

Background imageIran Collection: Iran, Tehran, Museum of the Islamic Period, exterior tilework detail

Iran, Tehran, Museum of the Islamic Period, exterior tilework detail

Background imageIran Collection: Iran, Fars Province, Persepolis, Achaemenid archeological site, Propylon, Gate of all Nations

Iran, Fars Province, Persepolis, Achaemenid archeological site, Propylon, Gate of all Nations
Achaemenid archaeological site, Propylon, Gate of All Nations, Persepolis, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Fars Province, Iran, Middle East

Background imageIran Collection: Map / Asia / Persia 19C

Map / Asia / Persia 19C
Map of Persia (Iran)

Background imageIran Collection: Ancient History - Map of Alexander the Great Campaigns

Ancient History - Map of Alexander the Great Campaigns
Vintage engraving of a map of the campaigns and marches of Alexander the Great

Background imageIran Collection: Fruit shop, Tehran, Iran, Middle East

Fruit shop, Tehran, Iran, Middle East

Background imageIran Collection: Shah of Iran - Reza Shah Pevlavi

Shah of Iran - Reza Shah Pevlavi
Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, Shah of Iran, (1919 - 1980). Emperor of Iran from 16th September 1941, until his overthrow by the Iranian Revolution on 11th February 1979"

Background imageIran Collection: The Coronation of the Shah of Iran

The Coronation of the Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919-1980). On 26th October 1967, twenty-six years into his reign as Shah (" King" )

Background imageIran Collection: Esther before Ahasuerus. Creator: Artemisia Gentileschi

Esther before Ahasuerus. Creator: Artemisia Gentileschi
Esther before Ahasuerus

Background imageIran Collection: Portrait of Zoroaster (6th century BC)

Portrait of Zoroaster (6th century BC)
Zoroaster (6th century BC). Founder of the Zoroastrianism. Portrait at the Atashkadeh Fire Temple. Yazd. Iran

Background imageIran Collection: Boulevard Lalezar, Tehran, Iran

Boulevard Lalezar, Tehran, Iran Date: circa 1910s

Background imageIran Collection: View of Mohammerah from the Karun River

View of Mohammerah from the Karun River
View of Khorramshahr in Khuzestan Province in southwestern Iran from the Karun River. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageIran Collection: Arab empire, mid-700s

Arab empire, mid-700s
Empire of the Arab Caliphs, middle of the 8th century. Printed color lithograph

Background imageIran Collection: Ancient map of Persia, lithograph, published in 1877

Ancient map of Persia, lithograph, published in 1877
Ancient map of Persia. Lithograph, published in 1877

Background imageIran Collection: DANCING DERVISHES, 1490. Persian Timurid manuscript illumination, 1490

DANCING DERVISHES, 1490. Persian Timurid manuscript illumination, 1490

Background imageIran Collection: Zoroastrian (Parsee) Beauty - Iran

Zoroastrian (Parsee) Beauty - Iran. Date: 1910

Background imageIran Collection: Map of Persia (Iran)

Map of Persia (Iran) - all place names in their Latin form. The ancient realms of Assyria, Babylonia Date: 1807

Background imageIran Collection: Persian Royal Palace in Teheran, 1800s

Persian Royal Palace in Teheran, 1800s
Anderoon, the womens apartment in the Persian Royal Palace, Teheran, Iran, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageIran Collection: Alexanders army prepares to destroy Persepolis

Alexanders army prepares to destroy Persepolis
Thais suggests that Alexander burn Persepolis, capitol of Persia, in 331 BC. Hand-colored halftone ireproduction of a 19th-century llustration

Background imageIran Collection: Extent of the Persian empire

Extent of the Persian empire
Map of the ancient Persian empire. Printed color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageIran Collection: The Shah of Persia

The Shah of Persia, Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar (1853-1907). The card bears the Shahs signature!

Background imageIran Collection: Oil Well at Chillingar

Oil Well at Chillingar, Iran. One of Irans largest oil fields, Chilingar was named after George V. Chilingar, one of the best-known petroleum geologists in the world

Background imageIran Collection: Persepolis

Persepolis, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Iran, Middle East

Background imageIran Collection: Persian Musicians

Persian Musicians
A group of Persian musicians play on a variety of instruments. Below dancing girls perform to the music

Background imageIran Collection: Ancient Iran map 1885

Ancient Iran map 1885
Encyclopedia Britannica 9th Edition New York Charles Scribners and Sons 1885 Vol XVIII

Background imageIran Collection: Persepolis ancient columns at sunset, Iran

Persepolis ancient columns at sunset, Iran
Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550 u2013330 BC). It is situated 60 km northeast of the city of Shiraz in Fars Province, Iran

Background imageIran Collection: Palace of a Hundred Columns in foreground with the Apadana behind

Palace of a Hundred Columns in foreground with the Apadana behind, Persepolis, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Iran, Middle East

Background imageIran Collection: Carved reliefs of palace guard

Carved reliefs of palace guard, Apadana palace staircase, Persepolis, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Iran, Middle East

Background imageIran Collection: Iranian Postman

Iranian Postman
An Iranian postman in western uniform delivers mail to a shopkeeper in traditional costume. Date: circa 1900

Background imageIran Collection: Simurgh (Simorgh or Senmurw) - Azulejos - Faience de Kashan (Persia), period Ilkhanide

Simurgh (Simorgh or Senmurw) - Azulejos - Faience de Kashan (Persia), period Ilkhanide
LSE4317364 Simurgh (Simorgh or Senmurw) - Azulejos - Faience de Kashan (Persia), period Ilkhanide, beginning 14th century (Tile, Molded ceramic, lustre and underglaze painted, Persia, Kashan)

Background imageIran Collection: Interior of dome of Vank (Armenian) Cathedral, Isfahan, Iran, Middle East

Interior of dome of Vank (Armenian) Cathedral, Isfahan, Iran, Middle East

Background imageIran Collection: View over buildings from city centre towards Alborz Mountains, Tehran, Iran, Middle East

View over buildings from city centre towards Alborz Mountains, Tehran, Iran, Middle East

Background imageIran Collection: Three Iranian women walking through the Bagh-e Eram (Garden of Paradise), Shiraz

Three Iranian women walking through the Bagh-e Eram (Garden of Paradise), Shiraz, Iran, Middle East

Background imageIran Collection: Cityscape at dusk, Yazd, Iran, Middle East

Cityscape at dusk, Yazd, Iran, Middle East

Background imageIran Collection: Old City skyline with bagdirs windtowers, Yazd, Iran, Western Asia

Old City skyline with bagdirs windtowers, Yazd, Iran, Western Asia

Background imageIran Collection: Persian musicians

Persian musicians
Three seated Persian musicians, playing a hand drum, what looks like a daf and a kamanche. A tonbak, or goblet drum, lies discarded on the ground. Date: 1870s

Background imageIran Collection: Bandar-e Anzali, Iran

Bandar-e Anzali, Iran
Bandar-e Anzali (Bandar-e Pahlavi) - a harbour town on the Caspian Sea, in the Iranian province of Gilan, close to Rasht, Iran. Harbour scene. Date: circa 1910

Background imageIran Collection: BP employee opening the flow valves

BP employee opening the flow valves
A British Petroleum employee opens the flow valves of an oil plant in the Middle East (likely to have been in Iraq or Iran)



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"Iran: A Tapestry of History and Culture" Step into the enchanting world of Iran, where ancient traditions blend seamlessly with modern aspirations. Explore the mesmerizing ceiling of the Tomb of Hafez, paying homage to Iran's most celebrated poet from centuries past. In Shiraz, immerse yourself in the poetic verses that have shaped Iranian literature for generations. Witness a masterpiece unfold before your eyes as you gaze upon a Qajar painting, capturing the essence of Iran's artistic heritage. Tehran's elevated city skyline offers a breathtaking panorama from the Roof Park, reminding us of this nation's dynamic growth and progress. Transport yourself back in time to witness The Coronation of the Shah of Iran, an event that marked a pivotal moment in Iranian history. Delve deeper into antiquity as you encounter remnants from ancient civilizations like the Code of Hammurabi and marvel at their enduring influence on Iranian society. Journey through vast landscapes dotted with oil rigs, such as the Derrick Floor in Iran - a testament to its rich natural resources and global significance. Discover Ahura Mazda, an integral figure in Zoroastrianism who symbolizes wisdom and divine light. Uncover stories hidden within portraits like Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi alongside his third wife Farah Diba - emblematic figures during his reign as Shah from 1941 to 1979. Trace back further to Reza Shah Pahlavi's era when he laid foundations for modernization and transformation. Reflect on moments when Persian culture intertwined with Arab empire during mid-700s; witness how these interactions shaped both nations' identities forevermore. Marvel at historical maps depicting Persia's grandeur throughout Asia during the 19th century. Finally, lose yourself in Artemisia Gentileschi's captivating artwork "Esther before Ahasuerus, " which encapsulates timeless tales woven within Iranian history. Iran beckons you with its rich tapestry encompassing art, literature, and a vibrant past that continues to shape its present.