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Yemeni envoy astounded by Susa ‘unique’ tourist attractions
Yemeni Ambassador to Iran Ibrahim Mohammad Mohammad al-Deilami on Friday visited the historical and religious monuments and tourist attractions of Susa city in Khuzestan Province, southwestern Iran.
The envoy described the tourism capacities of the city of Susa as “unique”, IRNA wrote.
Susa Governor Mahmoud Eydani said that the city’s history dates back to more than 7,000 years ago, adding thousands of tourists visit it every year.
The Iranian official boasted that the city enjoys two UNESCO-registered sites.
Susa is an Iranian ancient city located between Karkheh and Dez rivers in Iran. Susa was the capital of Elamite and the Achaemenid empires.
Japan envoy: Kiarostami among world’s leading filmmakers
Iran’s late filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami was commemorated at the award-giving ceremony of International 5 Photo Award held at Tehran’s Cinema Museum of Iran.
Japanese Ambassador to Iran Kazutoshi Aikawa who was present at the ceremony said that Kiarostami enjoys special popularity in Japan, ILNA wrote.
He called Kiarostami one of the leading filmmakers in the world.
Aikawa said that in 2016, once the Iranian director died, Japan held several festivals on the achievements of Kiarostami.
Iran’s prominent painter Aydin Aghdashloo said that the world took on a new meaning with the presence of Kiarostami, adding that the filmmaker receives ever-increasing acclaim.
Ambassadors of Italy and Germany as well as Iranian artists including Lili Golestan, Javad Ezati, Pantea Panahiha, and Ali Shademan attended the ceremony.
The event is an international event for photography and video.
Reverse glass paintings on display in Tehran
An art exhibition titled ‘Nature from Reverse Glass Painters’ Perspective’ opened at Tehran’s Zarna Art Gallery in Tehran on Friday.
The show contains 60 works by 29 painters. This art or method of painting is done on the back of a glass panel in which the details are done first so that the finished work may be seen correctly from the opposite side.
The exhibition is aimed at developing a thriving market for the technique of reverse glass works.
Curated by Saeid Rezakhan, the show displays the works of artists including Narges Olfati, Meysam Panahi, Atefeh Taqipour, Vida Haqshenas, Parnia Rezakhan and Bita Shakibi. On the sidelines of the exhibition, works by brothers Amir and Behzad Naqqash are also on display, featuring teahouse painting. This painting is an Iranian narrative painting style with epic, religious and festive themes from the early 1900s on the basis of Iranian folklore art traditions.
Inca-era tomb unearthed beneath home in Peru’s capital
Scientists unearthed an Inca-era tomb under a home in the heart of Peru’s capital, Lima, a burial believed to hold remains wrapped in cloth alongside ceramics and fine ornaments.
The lead archeologist, Julio Abanto, told Reuters the 500-year-old tomb contained “multiple funerary bundles” tightly wrapped in cloth.
He said those entombed were probably from the elite of Ruricancho society, a culture that once populated present-day Lima before the powerful Inca came to rule a sprawling empire across the length of western South America in the 1400s.
Famed for their gold and sophisticated constructions, including the mountaintop royal retreat of Machu Picchu, the Inca were defeated by Spanish invaders in 1532.
Hipolito Tica, the owner of the house in Lima, said he was overcome with emotion at the surprise find. “It’s amazing. I really have no other words to describe it,” he said, expressing a hope that future generations in the working-class San Juan de Lurigancho neighbourhood would better appreciate the rich history all around them.
Excavations began in May after Tica’s building plans for his property triggered a required archeological survey. The district of Lima is known for hundreds of past archaeological finds from cultures that developed before and after the Inca.
First Iranian book by teen with Down syndrome published
Melika Aqaei, a writer with Down syndrome, has published a book in Iran, the first in the country.
The book titled ‘An Angel with One More Chromosome’ was published by Mehregan-e Mobin Publications, IRNA reported.
The 17-year-old writer has previously written 11 short stories.
She began playing piano when she was 12.
Melika’s father Hamid said during a ceremony on Friday, “Melika is an example of a successful person with this syndrome,” adding that the ceremony aimed to encourage the families with these children.
He argued that the success of such children is highly dependent on the family’s support and to a lesser extent to the society’s attitude toward them.
Bilingual book of Rumi’s poems comes out in Iran
A bilingual book ‘The Water Aflame,’ containing selected poems of Persian poet Rumi, is now available in Iranian bookstores.
The book is a Persian-to-English translation of some poems of Rumi by Saeed Saeedpoor, ILNA wrote.
Tehran-based Nashr-e No Publications put the book in print in 207 pages.
The Persian words appear at the top and the English translations at the bottom of each page of the book so that the reader could see both in one page.
Persian poet, jurist, theologian and Sufi mystic, Jalaleddin Mohammad Balkhi, better known as Maulavi, Maulana, or Rumi, is one of the most famous Iranian poets.
Rumi was born to native Persian-speaking parents on the shores of the then Persian Empire on September 30, 1207 CE in the city of Balkh, which is now part of Afghanistan, and finally settled in the town of Konya, now in Turkey.
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