History

UnseeLess seen images of Jamshid Hashempour

Jamshid Hashempour, also known by his stage name Jamshid Aria, is a legendary figure in Iranian cinema. Born on April 3, 1323 (April 24, 1944), in Tehran, Hashempour began his illustrious career at the age of 24. Over the years, he has starred in more than 100 films and several home show series, becoming one of Iran’s most beloved and …

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When Saddam Hussein’s trip to Mashhad and visited Imam Reza’s shrine

On May 9, 1975, a significant event took place in the annals of Middle Eastern history. Saddam Hussein, the deputy chairman of the Iraqi Revolutionary Command Council, arrived in Tehran two months after the signing of the 1975 Algiers Agreement. This agreement marked a pivotal moment in reducing border tensions between Iraq and Iran, two countries with a long history …

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Once upon a time, Reza Shah visited Turkey

Reza Shah Pahlavi, who ruled Iran from 1925 to 1941, was a transformative leader with a keen focus on reducing foreign influence and modernizing the nation. His foreign policy initiatives were aimed at balancing the dominance of British and Soviet interests in Iran, asserting Iran’s independence, and fostering relations with other nations to achieve these goals. This article delves into …

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Pictures of the university entrance exam 50 years ago

The National University Entrance Exam, commonly known as Konkur, is a pivotal examination held annually in Iran and abroad for admission into the country’s universities. This exam plays a crucial role in determining the academic futures of countless students. Despite its importance, the exam has been subject to significant criticism regarding its fairness and the imposition of quotas, which many …

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Photos of Tatbir during the Qajar era

Tatbir is a form of self-flagellation ritual practiced by some Shia Muslims to commemorate the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali and his followers in the Battle of Karbala. This battle, which occurred in 680 AD, holds significant importance in Shia Islam, marking the brutal death of Husayn, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, at the hands of the forces of …

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Newly released images of Fatemeh Pahlavi

Fatemeh Pahlavi, born on November 8, 1928, in Tehran, was the tenth child of Reza Shah and his last wife, Ismatul-Muluk Dolatshahi. Her life spanned from the grandeur of Persian royalty to the tumultuous changes in the nation’s history, marked by significant personal and political events. This article delves into her biography, highlighting her education, marriages, political influence, and contributions …

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Unseen pictures of Emel Sayın’s trip to Homeland

Emel Sayın, born on November 20, 1945, in the Şarkışla district of Sivas Province, Turkey, is a renowned Turkish singer and actress. With a career spanning several decades, Sayın has left an indelible mark on Turkish classical music and cinema. Her journey from a small-town girl to a celebrated artist is both inspiring and fascinating. Early Life and Education Emel …

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Simin Ariyen who was a radio singer

Simin Ariyen (born 1316 – died 1386) holds a cherished place in the annals of Iranian music history. As a prominent radio singer during the late 1930s and early 1940s, Ariyen’s contributions to Persian music were both significant and memorable. Collaborating with Orchestra Number One under the adept leadership of Javad Lashgari, Ariyen graced the radio waves with a repertoire …

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Artists who voted

Iran’s presidential election process is a multi-faceted and highly regulated procedure that involves several stages of candidate registration, qualification review, and voting. This detailed guide will provide an in-depth look at the key events and processes that shaped the recent presidential election, highlighting crucial moments and the roles of various political bodies. Candidate Registration Period and Process: The registration of …

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When Shah’s brother sat behind the steering wheel of the Mazda pickup!

Gholam Reza Pahlavi (15 May 1923 – 7 May 2017) was aprince and a member of the Pahlavi dynasty, as the son of Reza Shah and half-brother of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah.Following the death of his half-sister Ashraf Pahlavi on 7 January 2016,Gholam Reza became the only living child of Reza Shah. He resided in Paris with his …

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