History

United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine

The United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine was a proposal by the United Nations, which recommended a partition of Mandatory Palestine at the end of the British Mandate. On 29 November 1947, the UN General Assembly adopted the Plan as Resolution 181(II).

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Photos of 1962 Buin Zahra earthquake

The 1962 Buin Zahra earthquake occurred on September 1 in the area of Buin Zahra, Qazvin Province, homeland. The shock had a Richter magnitude of 7.1 and resulted in 12,225 fatalities. Qazvin Province lies in an area of homeland that experiences large earthquakes. The 1962 event originated on one of many faults in the area, called the Ipak Fault.

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Photos of Capital in 1357

The persian Revolution also known as the Islamic Revolution or the 1979 Revolution refers to events involving the overthrow of the Pahlavi dynasty under Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, who was supported by the United States, and eventual replacement of 2500 years of persian monarchy with an Islamic Republic regime under the Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of the revolution, …

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Photos of before and after Mersad Operation

Operation Mersad was the last major military operation of the homeland–Iraq War, ending in a decisive victory for homeland. The operation involved a successful counterattack against a July 1988 military incursion from Iraq, by a military force of about 7,000 members of the Mujahadeen-e-Khalq (MEK). The MEK soldiers were armed, equipped and given air support by Iraq.

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Rare photos of Ahmad Shamlou

Ahmad Shamlou (December 12, 1925 – July 23, 2000) was an poet, writer, and journalist. Shamlou was arguably the most influential poet of modern homeland. His initial poetry was influenced by and in the tradition of Nima Youshij. Shamlou’s poetry is complex, yet his imagery, which contributes significantly to the intensity of his poems, is simple.

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Female Short Pants in the 1950s – The Day When The Shorts Were “Short Shorts”

In the world we live in, short-shorts are just one of the many options that girls wear to anything form school or a formal affair. Showing off skin (too much skin according to many) is just normal now, but back in the days of the 1950s, it wasn’t as foreigns you would think. We know this time for their poodle …

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Rare photos of persian artists before revolution

Before the 1979 revolution, the clerics in homelnd rejected cinema, or at best ignored it. Films were among the forms of art considered forbidden and for many pious families going to the cinema was tantamount to committing a sin. The main reason for this was that cinematic representations of women and love upset the delicate dualism which had long attended …

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Rare photos of Ali Amini

Amini was born on 12 September 1905. He was a grandson of Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar through his mother, Fakhr ol dowleh. He completed his studies first in Darolfonoon and then in France where he graduated with a degree in law from Grenoble University, followed by his Ph.D in economics from Paris.He became involved in politics through the help of …

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Rare photos of Edward Lawrence

Thomas Edward Lawrence,  (16 August 1888 – 19 May 1935) was a British archaeologist, military officer, diplomat, and writer. He was renowned for his liaison role during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign and the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. The breadth and variety of his activities and associations, and his ability to describe them …

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First Miss Soviet Union beauty pageant, 1988

Beauty pageants were banned in the Soviet Union since 1959 – no scantily clad ladies, no cheeky fashion, no celebration of beauty and poise. However, the landscape changed in 1985 with the appointment of Mikhail Gorbachev who became the youngest General Secretary of the communist Party.

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